The Electrical Life of Louis Wain


Review: The extraordinary true story of eccentric English artist Louis Wain, who rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings. During his life he experiences love, success and tragedy.
Director: Will Sharpe
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones, Sharon Rooney, Aimee Lou Wood, Hayley Squires, Stacy Martin, Phoebe Nicholls, Adeel Akhtar, Asim Chaudhry, Taika Waititi, Crystal Clarke, Daniel Rigby, Richard Ayoade, Julian Barratt, Dorothy Atkinson and Nick Cave
Year: 2021
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
Conclusion: 3/5
I have to say that before watching this film I had never heard of Louis Wain. I have no idea how much is true or how much is made up. It is a film where I had no idea how it was going to end. I did feel that half an hour towards the end of the film it did start to struggle and was slow moving. This did remind me of the film Big Eyes (2014) in the way that it was about big eyes. In the film Louis Wain, the word cat is used 64 times!


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