Written by and co-starring Academy Award® Winner Emma Thompson, Effie Gray is a sumptuous historical drama set against a luscious backdrop exploring the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise), his young bride Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning), and his protégé, painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). After marrying Ruskin, Effie quickly realizes her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it. Yearning for affection, she soon falls for the charms of the charismatic Millais. Desperate to be freed from Ruskin, Effie embarks on a life-changing journey to become one of the first women in history to seek a divorce from her husband.

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3.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

41% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Effie Gray benefits from its strong cast, elevating a period drama that doesn't strike quite as many narrative sparks as it could.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Slow-moving period film makes intriguing tale uninteresting.

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