Bright Star

Bright Star

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Average of 547 ratings: 3.1 Stars

2009 M Contains sexual references.

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion helms this drama detailing the passionate three-year romance between 19th-century Romantic poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Much of the story was inspired by Keats's poetry and the actual love letters the pair exchanged.

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114 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD 5.1 & Dolby Digital 5.1

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3 by Vergilia

I suspect you just have to be in the right mood to enjoy this movie. It's the exact opposite of action-packed -to a point of becoming almost static at times. However it has an olde worlds charm that... Read more

2 by peabrain

I love Keats poetry, but was very disappointed in the movie - slow and dreary, with no sparkle!

2 by Iamthelizardqueen.

Pretty vacant. My indifference to Keats doesn't fully explain my desire to leap through an open window about halfway through; Campion's awkward, constipated Laura Ashley vision of these maundering twits can take the blame.

1 by igram

I found the first half hour of this film so slow, so irritating, that I stopped the DVD and returned it to its envelope. The lead actress was pathetic, and the general characterisations seemed over... Read more

5 by DEKKY

I was so moved by this film. Tissues were close at hand. The simplicity of the scenes, the locations & the innocence of new love was magic! Jane Campion is an amazing Director & I'm am proud she is a Kiwi!

2 by cowfarma

I had high hopes for this movie but it failed to deliver on a number of counts. I felt that there was no chemistry between the lead actors and the storyline just meandered along. The movie was beautifully... Read more

5 by Psy

Campion is a great New Zealand director (sadly, now an Honorary Aussie), who has captured realistically and truthfully and without Hollywood sentimenatality the love between Keats and F*nny. She also... Read more

5 by blondini65

I watched this movie on a plane & enjoyed it so much I watched it again! Brilliantly casted, and beautifully directed...could be classed as a "chick flick", but if you like period pieces you might quite like this!

4 by Tubbs

High production values.NZFF 2009. Beautiful scenery and photography.

5 by qofd

What a beautiful movie. Stunning scenery and costumes and a quiet, gentle love that breaks your heart.