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A multi-dimensional film that is a labor of love by Knightly
on September 24, 2016
This was a thought provoking movie.
It is multidimensional. It examines the friendship and love between two ladies and their respective husbands. It looks at the effects of the World War on British Society. It deeply sups the well of the conflict between literature and art and practice and conflict.
This is a movie that you could watch time and time again and get new insights in every viewing.
At first, I thought that it was a story about the poet who was selected to aid the British war effort by writing poetry. He came off as a not so nice guy, and you were kind of expecting that during the film he would grow and change and become a better person.
*beware spoilers follow*
OK, that was not the case.
Because, he is not the main character or the main point in the film.
The two ladies, his wife and his paramour, are the main characters. Their relationship is critical to the film, and both of them do grow.
Some so called "chick flicks" are really romances that anyone can enjoy.
This is a chick flick, because many men will have a hard time relating to the male characters. The strong characters are really the ladies.
The men are foils to make the excellent points in the film.
(Both of the main ones are really jerks by the way. Still, their women stick with them to the end.)
All in all, a very thoughtful romp.