interesting but slow movie
Has it's moments and Abby Cornish does a fine job as the besotted admirer of Keats. A pleasant period piece with superb costumes and beautifully shot.
Taking the romantics to a new level. It takes a great deal of skill to get past the manners and mores of 19th century London and still feel the passion, but this does it well.
Also not what we expected.
A reasonable Film. Could have done with a bit of oomf to the story. Could have been written and produce better.
Beautiful Movie. Well protrayed by the actors. I felt the deep love. Loved the costumes and scenery. Jane Campion what a legend.
Only for serious Keats fans.
Enjoyable, but a little slow.
Beautiful movie. Really loved it.
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever"
I absolutely love this movie. An utterly beautiful, moving love story... Jane Campion has captured the love between John Keats and Fanny Brawn perfectly. John Keats was indeed a remarkable poet. His works are truly captivating.
This one is for the true romantic. Jane Campion has done it again... Well done!
Good if you do period dramas. I don't know any of Keats' poetry but I still thought it to be an OK yarn.
Keats being one of my favourite poets I was initially unsure how I would react to the movie Bright Star, however I was not disappointed in the slightest. This movie delivers the romance and drama one would expect and leaves you longing for the true romance of the past and the mourning of love lost. Beautifully stunning film.
This is a movie to watch if you want to pass time!
A beautiful movie, the sets and fashions excellent. The lead actors and script skilful. A delightful story wonderfully told
This is without fault, beautiful beautiful. The cinematography is breathtaking alone, but add a love story, the words of Keats and characters imbued with such warmth and wit - the brightest star of Campion's work, surely.
Beautiful movie - and for those who love 'period' pieces this one was 'right up there' with the best of them. Just a shame it kept going back to the beginning all the time - but the movie itself was wonderful!
I fear most will find this movie quite slow, but I found it beautiful & very romantic. The two lead actors do an incredible job too.
Do 't walk... Run!! Unbelievably dull film! I'm usually a pretty patient viewer, but this one got the better of me - I just had to turn it off. Sound quality was terrible too. Wound up wondering why the hell anyone - let alone Keats - would have fallen in love with Fanny Braun! The portrayal of her was thoroughly tiresome.
It was okay, a bit slow. A love story between the Poet - John Keats and Fanny Brawn, not exactly exciting stuff. I should have known with Jane Campion, she seems to be obsessed with romantic period dramas about nothing of any real consequence! Not a bloke's movie!
Achingly beautiful film. AAA
this is one of the slowest movies I have ever seen dont bother
beautiful,sublime acting. abbie is a wonderful young actress and the visually lush story is quite moving and stays with you.
A lovely story that moved a little slowly at times. To be loved forever in poetry would is so romantic!
Definately worth a watch, captures the period beautifully and great performances by both leads.
This film was so dull we did not make it past forty minutes. The experience was a bit like standing in a crowded room and trying to make sense of every conversation going on around you. I'm thinking Jane Campion might be the most over-rated director of her generation.
Faulty disc frozen unable to watch
Beautifully realised, lots to enjoy, yet ultimately it missed the mark; the problem is Ben Whishaw's Keats is not matched by Abbie Cornish's Fanny - or rather, only one of this romantic couple is of any interest. The Fanny portrayed here is not half of one of the world's great love stories, but she gets the most screen time.
Jane Campion did a fantastic job with this story of Keats. The whole movie managed to be poetic and I cried. All in all very enjoyable.
Enjoyed watching.a bit sad
I watched this movie on February 22nd and about half way through it stopped. As I wasn't able to watch the whole it would be appreciated if you could send another copy so we can watch the movie right through. Thank you
Typical Jane Campion........she gets the mood
Not bad. A word of warning that its pace may be a tad slow for some people, but overall I enjoyed it.
I don't think Campion the director or the script writer of this movie got Keat's life... also don't think most of the reviewers here either... the acting is good as is the cinematography... there's a whole gay underbelly to this story... ho hum... 2.5 for the filming
Tedious, boring, I ended up reading the newspaper while I watched this well acted
but mostly mind numbingly dull movie.
Exactly Pauline, Boy meets girl, boy dies. 2 hours of boredom. Period drama that just keeps banging on and on and on........One star for costumes and photography.
Lovely movie but I thought it would have had more to it. Beautiful scenery and costumes but it just got a bit slow and lacked a bit of story. Still enjoyed it but not what I expected.
Jane Campion movies can be a bit hit and miss, but 'Bright Star' is truly a hit. The direction and cinematography went hand-in-hand in both storytelling and setting the stage. The refined performances of the actors in the leads perfectly told of a refined romance in the Regency period. Although Jane Austin novels wrote of manners and social conformity and Thackeray's 'Vanity Fair' described debauchery and desperation in social climbing; Jane Campion's 'Bright Star' floats above both in a dreamy yet realistic vision. Using England's architecture and geography where social seasons depended on both, the romantic storyline is realistic, touching and bitterly sweet.
Well acted, but did not enjoy.
Costumes and atmos were great - but overall a bit boring and got annoyed that Keats was so pathetic he couldnt look after himself properly
Brightstar is rich and lush and quite swoonsome. Abbie Cornish is mesmerising as Fanny as is Ben Capshaw as John Keats. This film is a wonderful encapsulation of their romance and of Keats' poetry. Really, it sounds soppy and wet but this is the loveliest film of the year.
Loved it, gorgeous story of true love with honour dignity and respect. Still love his work today and am pleased to see it has finally been released and preserved.
I quite like Abbie and this was what made me watch the movie. I'm not a fan of the period movies, but quite like this one. It's the olden day version of unresolved sexual tension between two characters. Everything is so formal, polite. This moves at a slow pace. Kinda makes you wish things were like that these days. The movie is sad at the ending. Now I'm curious about his poetry - might even borrow a book on it from the library.
It's fascinating to read the different reviews of this movie. I remember seeing it had two and a half stars but not letting that put me off.. and I am so glad I didn't. It was truly the best love story I have ever seen. I suppose it is just like poetry - some love it, some hate it... but the strange thing is I have never understood poetry but this movie made it accessible to me. It's more than poetry though.. it is really strong character driven drama... just beautiful. I say.. don't let the negative reviews necessarily put you off. You just may love it as I did.
Quite a lovely movie, with beautiful cinematography and interesting characters. Although there were bits of it I just didn't get, generally I quite enjoyed it and it was a bit of a tear jerker too.
Unfortuneatly, this was very dull and depressing to watch. I normally like historical drama, but this was drawn out and lifeless. I would have to agree with the others who've said spend your time watching something else.
Beautiful movie - strong characters with dialogue that absorbs you, entrancing setting and costumes, first class acting. A sad, but memorable love story and an interesting glimpse into Keat's life.
Worth less than one star. I would go as far as to say the WORST movie I have EVER SEEN. You need a PHD in poetry to understand what is going on! I could not connect with the characters - there is nothing. Maybe its me, and my whole family - we don't understand it. I don't know what it was that I was watching.
I'm a great fan of Campion however... I just HAD to keep pausing the film every 30mins. Yawn Yawn Yawn. Do yourself a favour and save 119 mins for something else!
Um .... I'm not sure what film the other reviewers saw, but the film I saw was boring, slow, innocuous, weird characters - what is it with Mr Brown?
*SPOILER* the ending is sort of sweet and romantic, but neglects to say the heroine goes on to marry and have children, in later life she regrets the entanglement with Keats. Her children sold her love letters after her death, Keat's letters of hers were destroyed on his death.
The movie is disappointing.
So romantic, beautiful and sad! I want to read Keats poetry now.
An innocuous sort of movie: neither especially good nor excruciatingly bad, not overly interesting nor horribly boring. However, it's slow going with long silences and not much happening. Any hopes of learning much about Keats are dashed as there is little explanation of his life and circumstances, more a case of whetting interest to do some research.
Wonderful film watched it on the plane to Singapore. Never enjoyed a flight like that.
AWESOME!!!!!! Costumes, cinematography, cast, story.
Was the BEST 3 hours I've ever spent in a cinema.
Can't WAIT to own the dvd