Phantom Thread


Phantom Thread
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, the renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. The film has numerous awards and nominations, including six Oscar noms.

131 minutes.
No Persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Sue Clark, Joan Brown, Harriet Leitch
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
ScreenplayPaul Thomas Anderson
MusicJonny Greenwood
CinematographyPaul Thomas Anderson
EditingDylan Tichenor
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byAnnapurna Pictures, Focus Features, Ghoulardi Film Company, Perfect World Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageThe material contains fairly frequent moderate impact language used in the context of anger and frustration and would be morally harmful.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe material contains strong impact infrequent emotional and psychological violence that would be morally harmful. The psychological violence is presented in a manner that is dysfunctional, encouraging such act and of poisoning a partner using mushrooms in order to command attention. Alma in two cases uses mushrooms in a context or manner that is instructional, giving description of mushrooms that are poisonous. The behaviour is not discouraged and is dysfunction and morally harmful.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe material contains complex and mature themes of dreams, decisiveness, romance, obsessive relationships, love, dysfunctional family, secrets, lies, being a fashion designer, arrogance, being a bachelor, emotional abuse, teamwork, family, passion, being stubborn, rude, hard-working and arrogant. Themes are psychologically disturbing, inappropriate and morally harmful with the central theme being of being evil, obsessive and normalised evil intentions. The theme of Alma using mushrooms to poison her husband is morally harmful and the film does not communicate any strong message against her evil behaviour but instead normalising such acts.
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language
Runtime130
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconSew long to truly magnificent actor.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconWie is die meester en wie die marionet?
15
24.com
Marisa Crous quote iconIt is an excellent, excellent film that gripped me, excited me and made me think about the definition of love. It has a million ways, it has no rules. One does not simply love in a particular way. Only the chemistry between those within a relationship can play at making it work. It is inexplicable.
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile I would have preferred a stronger and more substantial and powerful story and lead character for him to go out on, if this is indeed Day-Lewis’ swan song before leaving us and the world of moviemaking for good, he’s certainly going out on an up note.
13
Metacritic.com
55 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
247 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPhantom Thread’s finely woven narrative is filled out nicely by humor, intoxicating romantic tension, and yet another impressively committed performance from Da
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconElegant power struggle in the fashion world; salty language.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
180 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
4805 users
13
IMDB
19414 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 79%

16

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