Bright Star

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Bright Star
Bright Star
  • PG
  • 1h 59m
  • 2009
Certified Fresh83%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an extraordinary film based on the true story of undying love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer, even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art and great love last forever. Let this sparkling gem of romance illuminate your heart.
© 2009 Pathe Productions Limited, Screen Australia, British Broadcasting Corporation, UK Film Council

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh83%
Critics Consensus: Jane Campion's direction is as refined as her screenplay, and she gets the most out of her cast -- especially Abbie Cornish -- in this understated period drama.
Reviews
Film.com
Christine Champ
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

Jane Campion's film is as lyrical as you might expect but it's also enlivened with a bracing air o...

June 22, 2017
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Fresh

Campion, who won fans with The Piano (1993) and lost them with the dismal In the Cut (2003) here r...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Romantic, moving film unlikely to interest tweens.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this moving period romance is tame on the surface -- there's virtually no violence, sex, strong language or other iffy content -- but it has an undercurrent of sexual longing fueled by social barriers that complicate the characters' ability to be with the people they love. And though the story is told with a great deal of grace, it does have a bit of grit (but virtually no violence, sex, strong language, or other iffy content). First, there's the consumption that finally claims poet John Keats -- its progression is delicately but truthfully depicted. Also, Keats' best friend is dismissive of those with no interest in poetry (i.e., Fanny, who's passionate about sewing instead), and there's some discussion about Fanny's virginity, but the conversations are oblique (and nothing more than kissing and hand-holding is shown on screen).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 9, 2009
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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