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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 34 Critics

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 84 Ratings

Summary: London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, and outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds, he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. It was the illness of Keats' younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny's efforts to help and agreed to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny's alarmed mother and Keats' best friend Brown realized their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum. Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept into powerful new sensation, "I have the feeling as if I were dissolving," Keats wrote her. Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that deepened as their troubles mounted. Only Keats' illness proved insurmountable. (Apparition)

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Runtime: 119 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking.
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Biography, Drama, Romance
Countries: UK, France, Australia
Languages: English, French
Home Release Date: Jan 26, 2010
Director Credit
Jane Campion Director
Writer Credit
Andrew Motion Biography "Keats"
Jane Campion Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Abbie Cornish Frances 'Fanny' Brawne
Ben Whishaw John Keats - A Poor Young Poet
Paul Schneider Mr. Brown
Cast Credit
Amanda Hale Reynolds Sister
Antonia Campbell-Hughes Abigail O'Donaghue Brown
Claudie Blakley Maria Dilke
Edie Martin Margaret 'Toots' Brawne - Fanny's Little Sister
Gerard Monaco Charles Dilke
Jonathan Aris Mr. Hunt
Kerry Fox Mrs. Brawne
Lucinda Raikes Reynolds Sister
Olly Alexander Tom Keats
Samuel Barnett Mr. Severn
Samuel Roukin Reynolds
Thomas Sangster Samuel Brawne
Producer Credit
Cameron McCracken Executive Producer
Caroline Hewitt Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer
Emma Mager Line Producer
Fran├žois Ivernel Executive Producer
Jan Chapman Producer
Mark L. Rosen Producer
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