A Quiet Passion

2016

Biography / Drama

28
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 3933

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Jennifer Ehle as Vinnie Dickinson
Keith Carradine as Father
Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson
Emma Bell as Young Emily
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kenny-164 2 / 10

All Around a Poor Film

I gave this 2 stars, which for me is a very low rating - I have rarely given one star. Many films that do not succeed do so despite having a good cast, or at least more good acting than bad. Some fail despite being strong in this or that area of writing, cinematography, interesting subject matter, above average directing.

This is not one of those less than successful films. This film fails on pretty much every level. The acting is uniformly wooden and does not allow for suspension of disbelief. The dialogue similarly fails. As biography it may tell Ms. Dickinson's story in some fashion, but here without any illumination. The bad directing also adds to this overall failure. I suppose the costumes and cinematography are not bad, but that's it.

Don't waste your time on this one.

Reviewed by proud_luddite 8 / 10

A Perfect Title

He life and poetry of Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) is the subject of this biopic, portraying an early feminist who lived life on her own terms within limited situations while facing sadness and despair in her later years. Dickinson was from a prominent family (her father was a lawyer) and lived in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Writer/director Terence Davies deserves so much credit for this fine film. The first half is blessed with sharp and witty dialogue using language and repartee in a style that is rarely used in today's America. Similarly, Davies' directing style is as poetic as Dickinson's writings which are frequently recited in the background. Even when poetry is not recited, there is a poetic mood that stays throughout the film especially in the second half when the lightness of the early years have passed.

For the most part, the acting is good especially Cynthia Nixon as the adult version of Dickinson. Nixon is especially strong in the later years of despair and illness. But there are moments the actors seem ill at ease with a language that no longer exists in contemporary America. Catherine Bailey portrays a very sharp-witted, independent-minded friend of Emily and her sister. While Bailey is good in the role, some extra pizzazz could have made her a scene-stealer.

The second half is quite serious at it deals with illness, dying, and the despair of living a life that is perceived as only partly lived. One particularly moving scene involved Emily brushing off the kind attention of a sincere, handsome suitor. By the end of this scene, it was easy to feel empathy and sadness for everyone involved.

"A Quiet Passion" was like the experience of visiting a historical home that is open to the public where ropes separate visitors from the rooms. But in this case, the ropes are temporarily removed and we are allowed in as long as we keep a respectful distance. With a fine cast as well as superb lighting, costumes, and set designs, Davies does a great job in recreating a time and place long gone. Viewing this film is a very soulful experience.

Reviewed by Hellmant 7 / 10

What I liked most about the film is it's comments on looks prejudice.

'A QUIET PASSION': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Critically acclaimed biopic based on the life of legendary poet Emily Dickinson. The film stars Cynthia Nixon and Emma Bell as Dickinson, in different stages of her life, and it costars Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Duncan Duff and Joanna Bacon. The film was directed and written by Terrence Davies, and it's also one of the best reviewed movies of the year (by critics). I found parts of the film to be really interesting, and educational, but it's definitely a long and slow-paced movie.

The film details the life of Emily Dickinson from when she was a young rebellious woman (Bell), till when she was a passionate (rebellious) adult poet (Nixon). It shows her relationships with her family and friends, some of which were conservative, and others were more progressive (like her). It also shows her lack of romantic relationships with men, something she blamed on a looks bias towards her (the movie explains). It also shows her frustrations with society in general, and her battle with the illness that killed her.

What I liked most about the film is it's comments on looks prejudice, something Dickinson was extremely frustrated with (at least in the movie), and it's something that I've battled with my whole life as well. So this part of the film was really relatable to me, and educational (if it's true). I also loved her rebellious nature, and her passion for art (specifically poetry). The movie is also really slow-paced though, and it could have been edited a lot better in my opinion.

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