Review: In 1840s England, palaeontologist, Mary Anning and a young woman Charlotte Murchison who is sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship that is life-altering for both women and alters their lives forever.
Director: Francis Lee
Actors: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks, Fiona Shaw, Claire Rushbrook, Alec Secareanu, Nick Pearse, Gethin Alderman, Robert Purdy and Max Dowler
Year: 2020
Genre: Biography, Drama, History and Romance
Conclusion: 3/5
Set on the Dorset coast of Lyme Regis. Fantastic performances from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. I love the use of the cinematography in this. I felt that it captured the atmosphere, the sea and the air really beautifully. I very much enjoyed the musical score. The main problem I have with this film is that after I actually felt that I didn’t care about the two main characters. I didn’t and couldn’t feel anything for them. I never came away from the film feeling any emotion. This involves very graphic sex scenes. The main themes in this are all about class and gender.


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