Focus Features | Release Date: October 17, 2003
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ChadS.Nov 29, 2003
The storytelling gets very sloppy just before the release of Plath's first collection of poetry. From a state of writer's block, "Sylvia" makes a leap to the publication of "The Collossus". This book is every bit as important as The storytelling gets very sloppy just before the release of Plath's first collection of poetry. From a state of writer's block, "Sylvia" makes a leap to the publication of "The Collossus". This book is every bit as important as "Ariel", because it's her first success, so the writing shouldn't have taken place completely off-screen. What really kills "Sylvia" is the lackluster presentation of her poetry. The movie doesn't get inside her head enough. Paltrow gives us a lot of sad Plath, but it's mad Plath who we came to see. Plath's life might've been dominated by obsessing over her philandering husband, but the way it's presented here is repetitive and boring. Expand
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