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About the Movie
From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an extraordinary film based on the true story of undying love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer, even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art and great love last forever. Let this sparkling gem of romance illuminate your heart.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 159
- Fresh: 132
- Rotten: 27
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Campion, who won fans with The Piano (1993) and lost them with the dismal In the Cut (2003) here returns to the top of her form.
Fresh: [Jane Campion] shows us here the beautiful sanctuaries that word and image create together, and the reasons why life requires us ... to abandon them.
Fresh: Oh Bright Star, wouldst thou were a great film... but thou art not. Thou art good but bitsy.
Rotten: Without major tension, conflict or crisis, Brawne and Keats simply mope about, moon at each other, talk about literature and wait for the great poet to die from tuberculosis.
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Beautiful, underrated romantic drama
Academy Award winner Jane Campion (The Piano) directs the poignant, vivid Bright Star, a drama concerning beloved and influential poet John Keats and the love of his (brief) life. This is a stunning film, from the impeccable performances delivered by Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw (they share an electrifying chemistry) to the jaw-dropping, very natural cinematography. If you are a fan of Keats, poetry, either star, and/or romantic films in general, I highly recommend you consider Bright Star. It's a fine cinematic achievement, one of 2009's best and most memorable. "I wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days." Swoon away!
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- Genre: Romance
- Released: 2010
- © 2009 Pathe Productions Limited, Screen Australia, British Broadcasting Corporation, UK Film Council