Sunday, February 2, 2014

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN - 1 nomination


Costume Design - Michael O'Connor

The Invisible Woman is Ralph Fiennes' directorial follow up in which he tells the story of Charles Dickens and his uniting with a young mistress, an actress whose mother almost throws her at him so she'll have security.  The complexities of these kinds of relationships in the 1800s and the wrath of society and morality also play a role.

Each year when I pursue seeing the full list of Oscar nominees, there is always one film of which I had never heard that I discover as a hidden gem once I see it.  This is not that movie.

Of course, as I've said in prior blogs, period pieces are the stuff that Costume Design Oscar nominations are made for, and it's not rare for movies of which few have ever heard to find themselves nominated.  The costumes were exquisite and deserving of the recognition, but the story dragged, the dialogue was mediocre, and I found my head bobbing and eyes closing a couple of times.  At best a 6 out of 10 - at least the actors did their best with what they were given.

It's hard to enthusiastically recommend seeing The Invisible Woman, unless you have a particular affection for Charles Dickens, in which case this story will give you a little bit of additional insight into his life.

Haven't seen the film?
See The Invisible Woman Movie Trailer

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