Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: June 6, 2008 (limited)
DVD: February 17, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.12
based on 6 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender


In 1905 England, Angel Deverell (Romola Garai) is a grocer's daughter who dreams of becoming a famous writer and inhabiting the gorgeous country mansion that she often walks past but cannot enter. The precocious young woman pours all her fanciful romantic longings into flowery prose that eventually attracts the attention of a well-heeled London publisher (Sam Neill); fame soon follows, washing over her like a tidal wave.

Based on a novel by British author Elizabeth Taylor.

Director: François Ozon
Studio: Seville Pictures
Producer(s): Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
Screenplay: François Ozon, Martin Crimp

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  • 4 stars "Actually, I do agree with the first reviewer on some points, such as the girl traveling alone to London at such a young age. However, she protrayed such ambition and drive that it was easy to let this pass. I felt that the main actors were exceedingly good in their roles. Thoroughly loved the cinematography, and the music and costuming were outstanding, most especially that gorgeous red dress!! I will try to buy this movie, and definitely will watch it again!!"
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