Chris Nashawaty
January 20, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

Bright Star

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
119 minutes
Limited Release Date
09/18/09
performer
Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Paul Schneider
director
Jane Campion
author
Jane Campion
genre
Drama, Romance

We gave it a B-

Bright Star, Jane Campion’s drama about the 19th-century romance between poet John Keats and his muse Fanny Brawne, is so stately it’s almost inert. But if you’ve got an incurable sweet tooth for chaste hand-holding cut tragically short by tubercular coughs, then get ready to swoon. The best EXTRA is a deleted scene that’s so devastating, it deserved to make the final cut. B-

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