- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 59 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 26, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted scene
- Becoming Keats and Fanny featurette
- Setting the scene featurette
- An inspiring romance featurette
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Film Comment - 09/01/2009
"[Campion] shows us here the beautiful sanctuaries that word and image create together, and the reasons why life requires us -- like Fanny -- to abandon them."
Box Office - 09/18/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Campion's innate sense of storytelling technique meshes the strands together, all adding up to a study in passion and tragedy that vigorously holds fast to period sensibilities and so keeps an audience firmly in its embrace."
New York Times - 09/18/2009
"The movie really belongs to Brawne, played with mesmerizing vitality and heart-stopping grace by Abbie Cornish."
Rolling Stone - 10/01/2009
3 stars out of 4 -- “The film, shot by the gifted Greig Fraser, is a thing of beauty to match the snippets of Keats we hear on the soundtrack.”
Entertainment Weekly - 09/25/2009
“[A] quiet, luscious, stately meditation....[Cornish delivers a] lovely, openhearted performance...” -- Grade: A-
Los Angeles Times - 09/18/2009
"[A]n exquisitely done, emotional love story that marries heartbreaking passion to formidable filmmaking restraint....Campion demonstrates her gift for making the dailiness of distant lives vivid and convincing."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/23/2009
"[A] beautiful, wistful film....What Campion does is seek visual beauty to match Keats' verbal beauty."
Wall Street Journal - 09/18/2009
“The production is modest in physical scale, mostly reserved in tone and touchingly simple in design. Yet the effect is exhilarating, and deeply pleasurable.”
Washington Post - 09/25/2009
"BRIGHT STAR, Jane Campion's rapturous ode to tragic love, radiates beauty that's at once extravagant and spare, which is altogether fitting for its subjects."
Total Film - 10/30/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Campion sticks close to the facts and relies on the power and emotional poignancy of the situation -- and some superbly sensitive acting -- for the impact of her film."
Los Angeles Times - 12/20/2009
Included in Los Angeles Times's "Best Films Of 2009" -- "This is a film that reminds us what a singular voice filmmaker Jane Campion has..."
Uncut - 05/01/2010
3 star out of 5 -- "Campion pulls off a challenge that's thwarted generations of filmmakers before her. Pretty and sincere..."
Historic Figures |
Love Affairs |