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UK / USA 2002, 98 minutes
Dir. Neil LaBute
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Arts & Artists

Topics: Timewarp.


Aroview: Faithful, though simplified adaptation of A.S. Byatt’s Booker-winning novel where two academics slowly explore a 19th century literary mystery and fall for each other in the process.

Rediscovering the layers of meaning in the poems of a (fictional) English poet laureate, which may or may not allude to a secret love affair, provides a cerebral journey of the heart - dry and yet thought provoking. Paltrow and Eckhardt prove a contrasting pair, while the dir.’s understated touches are admirable, with little of his renowned misanthropy in evidence.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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