Bright Star

Bright Star

DVD - 2010
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Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end.

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patr1390
Jul 26, 2017

This movie is amazing. Well worth the time and effort to watch. I got swept up in John and Fannie's love story as well as the time period and Keats' poetry. This film was beautifully done. I own and have watched dozens of times. Enjoy!

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hotweinerdog
Jul 05, 2017

This movie has become one of my favourites. It's visually breathtaking. Has a wonderful, atmospheric soundtrack. The actors and actresses are fabulous. Beautiful costumes. Yes, it may be seen as 'slow paced' by some. But those are my favourite movies. This embodies everything of what the Romantic period was about. We need more of that in our society today,

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Janice21383
Aug 15, 2016

If you want to know what romance was really like in the early 19th century, Bright Star is a pretty fair representation. True love was slow, and true lovers were often torn apart by a lack of money or prospects, or early death. Although this is not the best film that could possibly be re. John Keats and Fanny Brawne, the producers, actors and writers do their all with the known facts. If you like the Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice, or similar pop versions of the past, this is not for you. If you like authentic, perfectly sad stories, put this one at the top of your list.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 07, 2015

As a romance drama this is a slow one. Directing by NZ director Jane Campion, who gave us a far more superior 'Piano', followed a rather conventional story-telling approach. I was bored most of the time.

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madeovonner
Aug 17, 2015

This film has been one of my favourites, for the last few years. It's made by Jane Campion, who is a very sensual filmmaker, concerned with mood and feeling in a way most Hollywood-movie and Netflix miniseries industry-professionals simply are not, anymore. The film documents a "high romance", played by two very DASHING and engaging young actors. I find it totally irresistible. I've come to think of this film as a friend. It's a good one to snuggle-up with, alone: if you're a "hopeless romantic", and don't have many people to share this unfortunate (and often tragic: see film) trait, with.

Bright Star highlights the love affair that develops between poet John Keats and girl-next-door Fanny Brawne, in a period where societal constraints dictated.The setting/scenery is pastoral and meant to be unhurried. In a style reminiscent of poetry itself, the movie is languorous, sensitive, contemplative, and sensual. A bit of a delightful gem.

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Jan 16, 2015

oh, just a bit boring.

Dieu_D Dec 12, 2014

Bright Star is a delicately beautiful and poetic tribute to the tragic love affair between the poet John Keats and the girl who lived next door, Fanny Brawne. A slow moving film that may not appeal to everyone, although the cinematography alone makes it worth watching.

voisjoe1 Sep 04, 2014

The film depicts the last three or four years of the great romantic period poet John Keats. He died at the age of 25 of tuberculosis before appreciation of his works had become widespread. Since he did not make sufficient money from his works, he was not allowed to become engaged to the woman he had fallen in love with. Society rules kept him and his loved one separated at each opportunity because of his lack of money.

jcltereseas Jun 13, 2014

I enjoyed this film about Keats. Whishaw does an admirable job portraying the famed poet. I wish there was more background development, however, because the film starts rather abruptly.

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Dieu_D Jan 14, 2015

A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is a experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept the mystery.

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