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Romance Drama
119 min.
Release Date
September 18, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
January 26, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking

London, 1818 – a secret love affair begins between 23-year-old English poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. But when Keats's younger brother falls ill John and Fanny are drawn together. Keats, touched by Fanny's efforts to help care for his brother, agrees to teach her poetry.

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From Jane Campion, the director of The Piano, comes the period piece Bright Star, an examination of the relationship between Fanny Brawne and famed romantic poet John Keats. The term "period piece" is used to describe the movie somewhat scathingly, as while it certainly transcends similar films of old, it can't quite escape them. Full movie review »

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