The Danish Girl
The Danish Girl
- 1h 59m
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Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) star in this remarkable love story inspired by true events from Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King 's Speech). When Gerda (Vikander) asks her husband Einar Wegener (Redmayne) to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Danish Girl serves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama.
The Danish Girl has charm, but not quite passion.
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Great performance in fact-based transgender story.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Danish Girl is based on the true story of the first transgender person to attempt a sex-change operation (played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne), and it could prove inspiring to transgender/LGTBQ viewers and those connected to or concerned about them. The sexual content and discussions about transgenderism are handled thoughtfully and carefully, but you can expect scenes of graphic male and female nudity (including full-frontal images) and sex. Bullies beat up the main character (some blood shown), and there are some intense discussions. Language isn't really an issue, but because the story is set in the 1920s, characters smoke cigarettes frequently. There's also cigar smoking, social drinking (champagne), and some prescription pill use.
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- Release Date:November 27, 2015
- Audio Format:5.1
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