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Copying Beethoven

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Copying Beethoven: David Lukacs

Copying Beethoven

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
104 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/10/06
performer:
Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode
director:
Agnieszka Holland
distributor:
MGM
author:
Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a D+

O lucky dead-white-genius babe magnets! Painter Johannes Vermeer got Scarlett Johansson as his fictional assistant in Girl With a Pearl Earring, and now in Copying Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris) gets Diane Kruger as the pretty girl who writes out the cranky musical giant’s manuscripts and lauds his Ode to Joy. Agnieszka Holland’s empurpled bio-fantasy is hooey with an anachronistic feminist slant from start to finish, lacking the jaunty cinematic dementia of Immortal Beloved. As LvB, Harris is intense, and intensely bewigged.