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6.31 h 28 min19937+
Drawn to the Bohemian literary crowd of post-war Soho, Janetta Wheatland becomes involved with two men from very different worlds.
Directors
David Hare
Starring
Gary Oldman Joely Richardson Stephen Dillane Stella Gonet Michael Bryant
Genres
HistoricalDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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ErdaReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, thought-provoking, painful
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As another viewer noted, this movie is a keeper. Jenatta, poignantly played by Joely Richardson, is swimming in the deep end, drowning in a sea of emotions and moral dilemmas as she gets a taste of real-life pleasures and responsibilities and struggles to keep her head above water. Each unanswered question begs another: Why does she love Leonard but want to sleep with Ian? What is the difference between love and friendship? Is romance just a cover story for a power struggle? When is it too late to salvage love from the lost and found? In the hands of an inferior script and lesser actors, the plot could become a mere cliche - the one about women torn between a color-outside-the-lines bad boy and the good guy you marry and bring home to mother. But this movie, written and directed by playwright David Hare, is a moving exploration of the meaning of life and the fragility of human relationships. (P.S. How could you not love a movie with Gary Oldman?)
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Definitely a keeper
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This is a haunting tale of love and loss, gravity and guilt. It asks questions in a new way and is pleasing by not providing answers. It might be for some worth a second or third viewing.
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