The Danish Girl


Action / Biography / Drama / History / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 70%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 127403


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February 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM



Alicia Vikander as Gerda Wegener
Amber Heard as Ulla
Eddie Redmayne as Einar Wegener / Lili Elbe
Ben Whishaw as Henrik
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874.43 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
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1.81 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 59 min
P/S 7 / 52

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 2 / 10

Second time unlucky for Redmayne

THE DANISH GIRL is a surprisingly unworkable historical drama from the director behind THE KING'S SPEECH. It's about a Danish couple whose loves were thrown into turmoil by the husband's decision to transition into a woman in an era when such a thing was unheard of. Based on a true story, this is notable for featuring big name actor Eddie Redmayne trying to recapture some of the glory he gained in playing Stephen Hawking in THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, but it's second time unlucky for the actor. Where his performance as Hawking convinced, here he seems extremely superficial, merely fluttering his eyelashes a lot in his attempt to convince as a woman born in a man's body. The whole thing is slow and dragged out to a turgid pace, and all of the cast feel icy cold and unsympathetic. Alicia Vikander is miscast as the wife and looks and acts like a petulant child for a lot of the running time. It's an unremarkable film I really struggled to finish.

Reviewed by becki_rainbow 5 / 10

Interesting watch

I enjoyed the film, it was interesting, but I did find Eddie Redmayne really annoying, kept doing this wide eyed look anout, or wide eyes look away that just made him look a bit crazy eyed! The female lead was awesome. Well worth a watch.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 8 / 10

Brave beauty

Finally got round to seeing 'The Danish Girl' last night, having been intrigued by it (thanks to its subject, the way it was advertised and the talent involved) for a long time but not having the time due to heavy music and music college work commitments and being behind with my "must-see" list.

My thoughts were that it is a beautiful and courageous film that won't be, and clearly isn't judging from the polarising user review opinions here, everybody's cup of tea, but is a sensitive and emotionally powerful portrayal of a subject matter that's important, very much relevant (even more so now) and controversial. It takes a lot of guts to portray this subject in any form and 'The Danish Girl' acquits itself beautifully if not perfectly.

'The Danish Girl' to me is not without its imperfections. It does drag a little at times and trimming 10-15 minutes off the running time would have helped it perhaps. The script, while mostly thought-provoking and sensitive, has instances where it's too lightweight and needed a tightening up and could have been bolder and take more risks.

So much works though. 'The Danish Girl' looks gorgeous, like an art painting come to life, especially the landscapes and sumptuous period detail. The costumes are evocative and pleasing on the eyes and the whole film is beautifully photographed. Alexandre Desplat's score is one of his most hypnotic and enchanting and Tom Hooper's direction is perhaps him at his most subtle and understated.

It, in terms of writing and story, is mostly thought-provoking and treats the subject matter with an honesty, sensitivity and a big emotional wallop. There are instances such as the ending where the film did bring tears to my eyes.

Can't say anything bad about the performances. Eddie Redmayne is the top-billed star and he does give a very deeply felt and courageous turn. Oddly enough though Gerda is actually the focus, where her complex feelings are ones that anybody in her position would relate to. Alicia Vikander's performance is truly sensational and her chemistry with Redmayne is also one where it is clear they're in love with each other. All the supporting cast are strong, my favourite being the sympathetic one of Matthias Schoenaerts.

All in all, beautiful and brave film but not for all. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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