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Other Than the Fact That It's Boring, 'Bright Star' is a Fine Filmnew

Watching Bright Star was like having dinner while sitting across from a couple who are completely in love. "Wow, you guys sure like to touch noses. Umm ... waiter? Can I get some more bread? Waiter? Hello?"
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  10-29-2009  |  Reviews

'Bright Star' Casts John Keats as King of All Proto-Emo Boysnew

If you got a D in English Lit, Bright Star probably isn't the romantic ode for you. If you've got a taste for chaste love affairs with unhappy endings, however, Bright Star delivers.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  10-06-2009  |  Reviews

Just Ask John Keats: Love Happensnew

Jane Campion's Bright Star, about the love affair between the tubercular poet John Keats and girl-next-door Fanny Brawne, recasts the old stanza in chaste but voluptuous terms.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  09-26-2009  |  Reviews

Jane Campion Creates Period Poetry With 'Bright Star'new

Sure, this one could be considered a chick flick. It's set in the early 1800s in England, after all. But it's made by Campion, who's best known for The Piano, so it's real label should actually be "art-house." Regardless, you don't need to be a chick or an art-house geek to enjoy Abbie Cornish's performance.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  09-23-2009  |  Reviews

'Bright Star' is the Tasteful Older Sibling of 'Twilight'new

The film is likely to be fairly admired by English professors and Oscar voters, but mark my words: It is going to become the unequaled favorite movie of homeschoolers in the girls' dormitories of evangelical colleges nationwide.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  09-23-2009  |  Reviews

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