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Bright Star

Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox
Screenplay by
Based on
Written and Directed by Jane Campion
website: http://www.brightstar-movie.com/

IN SHORT: Ladies only. [Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking. 120 minutes]

Being a recreation of the last years of the life of impoverished poet John Keats and his doomed romance with an economic superior, Miss Fannie Brawn,. Lest those too quick to send the damning email depart, yours Cranky admits that he does not particularly care for the Romantic poets. My tastes run more to Americans such as Frost and Poe and Don Marquis. (or poems about Roads and Ravens and talking cockroaches, for you uneducated <g>).

Director Jane Campion has, we say kindly, endeavored to create a romantic poem for the big screen from the scraps of recorded information about the real life "couple." If you never felt trapped in a poetry section of a high school English curriculum, wishing to the holiest of holies that armageddon would come and your pitiful life would be quashed before you could discover that John Keats never used the word 'Nantucket' in any of his works, Bright Star would create that exsquisite feeling for you. That is, if it had ever reached the big screen. It was yanked totally and completely from all vehicles - theater, DVD, Blue-Ray, PPV, ou name it - the day before release.

It's a good thing.

Beginning in 1818 and set in Hampstead Village, London we are introduced to young John Keats (Ben Whishaw), a would be writer and/or poet who has yet to be published and his roommate Mr. Charles Brown (Paul Schneider). They share a rented house with the family Brawne whose eldest daughter, Frances 'Fannie' (Abby Cornish)

A riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), which was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25.

On average, a first run movie ticket will run you Ten Bucks. Were Cranky able to set his own price to Bright Star, he would have paid . . .


oh, the boredom. Ladies don't even bother to email us that we're less than the average ignorant git. Take it for granted and have a wonderful life.

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