Who can refuse those dark eyes of a beautiful woman? The professor can't and they, despite a 30 year age difference, passionately in love. Both realize the complications of the act. The acting is sensitive, the actions keeps one involved. A great movie.
Despite good cast found the movie a trial. A disturbing story
Entertaining. Good performance by Ben Kingsley and was surprised at how good Penelope Cruz was. Surpassed expectations.
Ben Kingsley at his best. And Penelope Cruz is outstanding. A very moving story which finds you watching the full creditsat the end. This usually happens when a movie is so good. You can certainly relate to each of the several characters in this story. Loved it. 5 stars
This movie is good, a little slow and perhaps lacks the 'bells
First 35 -40 minutes are very good but the actors and the whole movie seemed to drfit after that
An aging professor falls in love with one of his young students. There is something uncomfortable about such relationships. This one tries to make it more palatable by introducing another factor towards the end. Well acted but questionable.
Boring, slow, turned if off after half an hour. I find older men chasing young women a bit creepy, so probably wasn't a good choice for me.
Interesting. Good performances by Cruz and Kingsley, but ultimately failed to produce the goods.
I really enjoyed this movie. Kingsley and Cruz are superb.
heartfelt tragic romantic movie, well made
This is a great film about what it sometimes takes for people to "commit" to one another. Ben Kingsley is fantastic in this role, but Penelope Cruz is outstanding. If there is any comment to the negative on this film is that Deborah Harry's role could have been more developed.
Great acting from both leads and a support. A very poignant film about love, relationships and fidelity.
Think of the worst Woody Allen film you ever saw (and let's face it; he made some shockers) slow it down, make it twice as long and remove any trace of humour: You now have Elegy.
Not so much an elegy, but an elegant movie of love and sorrow. Beautifully acted and intelligently filmed, it's never dull nor unrealistic. The age-old issue of the large age gap is never easy, flipping between profound happiness and deep sadness.
Too slow for my liking. Did not hear anything original in the looooooooooong dialogues, too! Penelope looks beautiful though, the one redeeming feature.
When I saw the trailer, I thought, this is a movie I would like to see. I did however expect to be dissappointed, thinking it would end up being a boring and slow B Grade movie. I was pleasantly surprised! I found it flowed well. A wonderful love story with a few twists. Not predicable at all. Ben Kingsley has a great body for an older bloke too. My husband who generally only enjoys action/adventure and thrillers sat through the lot and liked it too.
Languid and intense study of an attraction/infatuation that turns to love on her part and a form of jealousy on his where he wants to own, guide and father her but with only a select few knowing of the relationship as he's ashamed of what others might think.