An Angel at My Table

1990

Action / Biography / Drama

48
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 89%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 5582

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Kerry Fox as Janet Frame
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by severine rubis 7 / 10

A good film but an oppressive experience

I watched this story years ago and discovered the youth of Janet Frame and i was glad at the beginning. The beginning where we can see Janet as a little girl is full of life and animated.The little red-haired actress is funny with her hair and malice even if she has bad times at school especially with her teacher who punishes her for stealing money..We can see that Janet is oppressed and has no friends..So sad but she keeps her good mood and discovers books and literature and soon develops a passion for books and poems..then she is an adolescent and loves writing poems and studying but her life is marred by two tragedies ,the death of two of her siblings in a horrible way.She begins to change and feel depressed with maybe a feeling of guilt..Then in the next part Janet grew up and is a young adult portrayed by Kerry fox but things are getting complicated.Janet must work and begins to teach but she is awfully shy ,in a sick way and she has outbursts of anguish.Unfortunately she will be admitted in a psychiatrist ward and stay there for 8 years totally cut off from the outside world and considered like an abnormal person but she will continue to write which will save her. After this time i got bored of this film because it was too long and the character of Janet is quite lonely which made me think of a pathological woman ,unable to communicate and almost autistic. I think that this movie is sincerely too long and 30 minutes less would have been enough with a good end because the end is difficult to understand.It isn't a family movie neither like an entertainment but a study of character ,a psychological movie with oppressive moments.

Reviewed by gavin6942 5 / 10

I Don't Get It

In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters. Already at an early age she is different from the other kids. She gets an education as a teacher but since she is considered abnormal she stays at a mental institution for eight years.

"An Angel at My Table" was the first film from New Zealand to be screened at the Venice Film Festival, where it received multiple standing ovations and was awarded the Grand Special Jury Prize despite evoking yells of protest that it did not win The Golden Lion. I respect that this was the film that really got New Zealand on the film map, but beyond that...

At no point did I care for the heroine. I feel like they exaggerated the main character's hair and appearance to the point where it was humorous and just not believable. I don't know Janet Frame, but nothing about this film made me want to go out and read her books.

Reviewed by hoytyhoyty 1 / 10

Haven't seen it and won't

I'm not willing to give Jane Campion another chance.

Anyone capable of making 'The Piano' and 'Holy Smoke' cannot be forgiven. She's had her 15 minutes. In fact she's had more than her fair share of ever being heard of.

Australia has a bad problem (Campion was a New Zealander but lives in Oz now) - it's called 'The Arts Council', even though that name is out of date.

We are still so utterly desperate to make ourselves regarded as literati rather than dusty farmers, that instead of funding or supporting our real writers, producers and artists, we consistently push money into pretentious, shallow, valueless garbage, produced by people 'on the circuit'.

Like Jane bloody Campion.

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