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Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

Any Day Now

Published in A
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 02:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, sexual references, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Sometimes love isn't enough.

  • Starring

    Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry, Jamie Anne Allman, Chris Mulkey

  • Directed by

    Travis Fine

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A gun is pointed at a man's head. A man is forcibly restrained. A child is shoved. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Medical examination. Band-aid on head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A male couple romp in bed together. Fellatio (implied). Implied sex between a male and female (sex noises heard). Sexual innuendo. Kissing. Man in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A couple snort cocaine. Drug possession, junkie, drug-related arrest (mentioned). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, cigars).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, slang terms for male genitalia, derogatory names for females and homosexuals. Name-calling and derogatory insults. Homosexual stereotyping. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Down syndrome, foster care, custody battles, disability, child abuse/neglect, singing, lip-synching, drag shows, acceptance, prejudice, discrimination, equality, injustice, unconditional love.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, child neglect (discussed). Prison and courtroom settings. Pig (toy), seagulls. Loosely inspired by a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Heartfelt, emotional. Superb performances and convincing on-screen chemistry.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Contrived plot devices, melodramatic, self-righteous.