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Effie Gray Rated 12A

Effie Gray

Dir. Richard Laxton. UK, 2014. 1h 48m. Starring Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Russell Tovey, David Suchet, Derek Jacobi, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane.

Nineteen-year-old Effie Gray marries esteemed art critic John Ruskin, a cold and distant man who, seemingly repelled by his young bride, refuses to consummate their marriage. Neglected and shunned, Effie defies Victorian society by striking up a friendship with one of Ruskin’s acolytes, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson star in this lavish period romance with a witty script exploring Victorian social and sexual mores.

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'The film generates potent, often claustrophobic drama while never losing our sympathy for the fragile, resilient Effie.' ★★★★ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times

'A darker shade of period drama, artfully shot, with a prestige cast' Steve Rose, The Guardian