1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Art in life; life in art,
This review is from: Girl With A Pearl Earring  [DVD] (DVD)
I almost feel yet another review would be redundant, but want to add my comments because this film appeals in an age that almost deifies trash! I bought the DVD after seeing it several times and will undoubtedly watch it several times more. Sheer beauty! It probably won't appeal to a wide viewership because of the slow pace and minimal dialogue but it fills a gap in today's sadly under-populated world of quality viewing. Johanssen is the perfect Griet: strong character, an instinctive eye for what makes for good art -- probably inherited from her (now blind) ceramics artist father -- and an understated beauty. Firth is his usual self: sexy in an "almost-too-good-to-be-true" macho way. Supporting roles are admirably filled, especially that of the rich, vain, lecherous Van Ruiven (Tom Wilkinson, a rather underrated actor, in my book). Most of the encomiums I could add regarding this DVD have already been generously poured out by other reviewers. I can only say: If you are looking for an artistic production in every sense, you can't go wrong by buying this one.