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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...A Thing Of Beauty..." - A Review Of "Bright Star" on DVD and BLU RAY
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"Bright Star" opens with a close-up of a thread being needled - but the pull and placing of the wool is not methodical nor part of some daily Nineteenth Century drudgery - it's being done carefully - almost as if there's tenderness being sown into each cross-stitch. We then see that the seamstress is a 20-year old lady sat by a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars do i wake or do I sleep?
I couldn't help but be a little disappointed by this. There's no denying that it's a visual feast - Greig Fraser's cinematography and Janet Patterson's production design create an utterly believeable world - at once suffused with the drowsy vision of keats, the squalor of Regency London and the domestic spaces of women and children. However, it fails to conjure much...
Published on 14 Aug 2010


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5.0 out of 5 stars Bright Star, 18 May 2010
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A truly beautiful film! The sort of movie it's nice to watch on a rainy day when you're alln snuggled up under your doona. make sure you have the tissues handy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC, 30 Nov 2009
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Beautifully made gorgeous to look at utterly romantic and that Ben Whishaw is seriously ok aswell ...loved it
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely film, 9 April 2010
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this is a lovely film to watch. it's really touching, especially at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful!!!, 24 May 2010
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This film is stunningly beautiful! Its is heartbreaking and full of emotion! Definately my favourite film!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good costume drama, 30 April 2010
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Margus Lattik (Estonia, EU) - See all my reviews
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If you're a fan of costume drama or of Keats, this film is for you, no doubt. Even if historically not quite correct, it sheds a beautiful picture of a great poet. What is a terrible setback of the film is however that the characters hardly develop and that the actors ever too often remain unconvincing. Particularly it goes for Brawne and Brown, the first being either hysterical or dumb, the second a scapegoat and a detestable man through and through, as the film pays no notice to the fact that it was actually Brown who nursed Keats through a lot in Keats' final year and that it was Brown who saved many of Keats' poems. That aside, however, it is a quiet and simple and romantic film which is pleasant to watch.
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13 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dismal star, 30 April 2010
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Looked forward to this coming on DVD as missed seeing it in cinema due to short time on release.
Ruined mothers day for me and my mother-in-law by having a family viewing.
This was the most tedious, boring film I have ever watched - what relationship was there? it didn't come over at all.
We stuck with it in case it picked up, but after a hour we were eagerly awaiting his demise.

Having loved 'the piano' and its atmosphere, i can't believe this is by the same person
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bright Star, 30 April 2010
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Bright Star was colourful and at times good to look at but the story was a bit bland.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Tedium, 25 Nov 2013
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John Jameson-davis (England) - See all my reviews
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Utter tedium. I was neither moved nor stirred. Very disappointing. This film went on and on and on, getting nowhere very slowly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like it more, 8 July 2010
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Amy Connolly "book addict" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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I really wanted to love this but it was a bit slow so only liked it.

Lovely love story and beautifully made. Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw did amazing jobs. I really felt for them and loved the story. But it was just a little slow.

Plus Whishaw still freaks me out from when he was the killer in Perfume.

Overall worth at least one watch but probably not one i'll be racing to see again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bright Star, 23 Jun 2010
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This was a gift for a friend - the first copy sent was unplayable but you exchanged it for a playable version, for which thanks. I played it myself before forwarding it to my friend to make sure it was all right - it was and I quite enjoyed it and she has reported back to me that she enjoyed it too.
Interestingly, as she has just been involved in researching the history of Keats' house in Hampstead, she was surprised that none of it was filmed at the house.
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