a little slow and confusing to start with but in the end found it quite intriging
I found this really interesting. Even Nicole was convincing!
If you can stay awake for the first 20mins (my husband didn't last 5) then you might be able to stick it out to where the links between the three incredibly depressing stories you're observing become apparent. I was ironing while watching and at some points the ironing was more exciting, and less miserable. I'll never get THOSE two hours back.
It took me a little while to get into this film, as it jumped backwards and forwards in time. The thread between the three women is Virginia Woolf's book Mrs Dalloway. Nicole Kidman is unrecognisable as Viriginia Woolf and plays this troubled woman with sympathy and great understanding. I think this is one of her finest performances. Meryl Streep, as always puts in a solid performance as the most contemporary of the three and Julianne Moore is quite unsettling as the unfulfilled 50s housewife. It is a film that would appeal more to women I think, as they would certainly be able to empathise with all three of the female charaters.
The movie was so depressing I couldn't watch more than the first 14 minutes
Wow, what a self indulgent load of crap. Extremely intelligent movie with some interesting dialogue and well acted, but the subject matter was worth moving a long way to miss. Makes Solzhenitsyn's books seem like a summer's walk in the park - with butterflys and rainbows! This movie is about depressed people through three generations and one of them a writer, Virginia Woolf, who could've done the world a favour by going for her swim a few decades before she did. Streep's daughter is one of the few characters to display any semblance of normality. This movie is so blank, bare and black that it almost makes an atheist want to reach for religion. I now know why I avoided it when it came out 9 years ago!
No where near as good as the book. Probably worth the watch anyway.
Again, I'm into Meryl Streep and will watch anything that she chooses to play in. It was an average watch though.
At first I found it hard to understand the storyline of the movie but then I did manage to sit down and watch it from beginning to end with out any interruptions and understood it. You have Virginia Wolfe writing the story Mrs Dalloway and you have Laura reading it and Clarissa acting like her. Her friend Richard is dying of aids. Very thought provoking I think. Good movie in the end
A nasty little twist towards the end brought this movie alive for me. Shame there wasn't a bit more to keep me interested during the build up.
Incredibly intricate screenplay delivers a story that at first seems difficult to follow but manages to engage the viewer, pulling them into three worlds simultaneously with equally strong impact.
not what I expected,,seeing that there were such good actresses in the cast , I a very different film, found hard to follow, and the issues throughout were confusing , I found the film hard to follow
Pretty boring actually, I was quite disappointed, I think it's the only Nicole Kidman movie I didn't really like.
Exceptionally well written and acted, this attempt to capure some of the essence of Virginia Woolf [ her life and work]. A movie that is way beyond great and is a real classic for all time. Ed harris, meryl Streep, Julianne Moore Nicole Kidman and Toni Collette can die happy after making this exquisite work. 10 stars
This is a brilliant movie. It has everything it set out to have. There is a sense of 'the hours' ticking slowly by however the film manages to sustain tension and suspense. Everyone of the actresses in this film are mesmorising.
Thought it was a brilliant film that was acted so brilliantly with such a complex script.
I loved this movie. Brillizant
What a load of rubbish..most boring movie i've seen this year..good ending tho..the heroine carks it!!..Nicole Kidman's nose is out of Pinocchio..watch it when there is absolutely only rubbish on the tube...2/10
I loved this movie and how the story threaded between the three women. Life, love, disappointment and depression and how different people deal with it in different ways.
An EXCELLENT look at depression in women. But DON'T see it if the topic doesn't interest you or if you're depressed (there is no help for you here).
I enjoy all sorts of movies and I found this to be so bad that I could only last half and hour. Maybe it got better but this turgid story of 3 neurotic women lost me.
Worth watching if you are in quiet surroundings to concentrate on what is unfolding. The end seemed to pale after the intense concentration of the story line.
I LOVED this movie! It sheds a whole new light on depression and moved me to tears a few times - definitely not to be missed!!
Intriguing patchwork of stories of three women who each struggle in their relationships, sexual identity and their response to social expectations.
Beautifully produced with an outstanding cast making things wholly believeable, but hardly an uplifting story overall.
The best of Nicle Kidmans roles.
A great poignant movie with heavyweight actresses Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julia Moore. Initially fast paced scences rushing to portray three women living in different times leaves one gasping. A truly touching and tragic story of a talented writer and her characters. Worthwhile watching.
Excellent movie, very thought provoking, although Woolf scholars will dispute some aspects of her portrayal. One to own.
The three storylines brilliantly interweave.
I'll differ from the ravers and say it was dry, boring and pointless. Sorry. I'm a Philistine.
Not my cup of tea. A little hard to follow at times and pretty slow. Actors were all good, but a crappy story ling.
Not a good choice if you need cheering up .... three connected feminine views of depression. Quite well done, though I'm becoming deeply sceptical of anything with either Meryl Streep or a Phillip Glass sound track. Meryl's usual histrionics thankfully do run out of steam by the end.
Absolutely brilliant. Great cast, great acting, great story. A very deep story,beautifully portrayed.
Not my cup of tea but my wife watched it and said it was a good film. She said it was "deep" - hmmmm.
A bit confusing at first with three scenarios but gets better as you continue watching. Excellent acting and plenty of insight.
An amazing insite into depression. Took a while to understand the style of the film but it all comes together.
Interesting juxtoposition and linkages between the eras, good to great acting, but didn't quite live up to expectations
Brilliant acting, original story. A real chick flick though, don't think my husband would have liked it
Great performances from all concerned. However the literary,labyrinthine plot moved at snails pace
Brilliant film. You could watch it over & over and get something different out of it every time.
A wonderful film with three exceptional performances and some amazing cinematography. I would question the transhistorical neurosis of women which the film promotes, but applaud its artistry and brilliant visual storytelling.
I found it very hard to understand