Bright Star

First Love Burns Brightest


Bright Star
A riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, the girl who lived next door. It was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25, but marriage for them was impossible anyway as he had no money, and poetry did not pay very well.

116 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Listen to my heart...
Listen to my heart...

Credits

Cast
Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Kerry Fox, Paul Schneider, Edie Martin, Thomas Sangster
Director
Jane Campion
ScreenplayJane Campion
MusicMark Bradshaw
CinematographyGreig Fraser
EditingAlexandre de Franceschi
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2009
Produced byPathé Screen Australia, BBC Films, New South Wales Film & Television Office, Hopscotch Productions, Jan Chapman Pictures

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsStrong drama. Moderately adult themes which might require parental reassurance or explanation.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Dane de Beer quote iconPutting poetry on the screen
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconViering van romanse
15
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan quote iconChaste ode to burning love
20
Box Office
Richard Mowe quote iconCould be Jane Campion’s biggest success since The Piano
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAvoiding the stuffiness that can mar so many period films or biopics of famous scribes, the maker of The Piano gets straight to the heart of the matter in Bright Star, a superb rendering of the true-life love story between a headstrong young woman and the most ill-fated of Romantic poets.
20
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA literate, lyrical love story in the age of Hollywood crass. I must be dreaming.
15
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconBright Star will likely prove too stiff and formal for most moviegoers. Those hoping for the eroticism of Campion's The Piano, in particular, will really come away disappointed.
14
Metacritic.com
34 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
143 critics
14

What the People say

Internet
2797 Netizens quote iconA brighter word than Bright
15

Average .. 80%

16

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