Effie Gray

2014

Action / Biography / Drama / Romance

51
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 42%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 47%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 3341

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Cast

Dakota Fanning as Effie Gray
Emma Thompson as Lady Eastlake
Julie Walters as Mrs. Ruskin
Claudia Cardinale as Viscountess
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1hr 44 min
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1hr 44 min
P/S 4 / 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jknight-38868 10 / 10

Masterpiece

One of the few true storytelling masterpieces, The emotional EQ of this film is beyond what the average viewer will ever be able to comprehend, but the coagulant of fanning portrayal of emotion combined with the pose of the cinematography reaches a subliminal communication of emotion which few films have ever been able to obtain. This literal is one of the greatest films that presents to you an opportunity to truly feel the emotions of person far from your own experience, to be outside of the very life you live in. Even if it is just for a moment, the emotional experience twinkles like a magical shooting star in the far northern skies.

Reviewed by donflemna 5 / 10

About the music

A number of us tried to watch this movie together. None of us heard a word of the prologue because the music completely overwhelmed the spoken words. It was not quite as bad in the movie proper, but loud enough to interfere with our enjoyment of what would otherwise have been a very enjoyable movie with a fine script,great acting, etc. If the music had been toned down we would have given it an 8.

Reviewed by Prismark10 5 / 10

Ruskin thrashed

John Ruskin a famed social thinker, reformer, art critic and painter has his character thrashed in this film. Ruskin when he was 29 years old married Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) who was 19 years old. Not that great an age difference but clearly Greg Wise as John Ruskin looks too old and sadly too one note, then again his wife Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay and also plays a supporting role as Lady Eastlake.

We are given very little to go on as to why Ruskin would not consummate the marriage, after all Effie is pretty which means either he was turned off by the female body or was homosexual. It probably did not help that Ruskin chose to live with his parents who seemed to have a heavy influence on the adult Ruskin.

Ruskin also encourages his wife to have a developing relationship with his art protégé Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge) even if Millais at one point tells Ruskin how this would look to polite society.

The film does not tell you that after the annulment, Effie married Millais and Ruskin never married again.

This is a handsomely mounted leisurely paced film, there is some location filming in Venice but it is rather dreary, inert and conventional.

Wise and Sturridge are not the strongest actors. Fanning though is rather good, Derek Jacobi and James Fox are rather wasted in their cameos.

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