A QUIET PAS­SION

Di­rected by Ter­ence Davies. Star­ring Cynthia Nixon, Jen­nifer Ehle, Keith Car­ra­dine, Cather­ine Bai­ley, Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Dun­can Duff

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In­ter­est­ing, only par­tially suc­cess­ful study of Emily Dick­in­son (Nixon) that moves from dis­con­cert­ing Wildean com­edy of man­ners to the pre­dicted mis­ery. Davies works Dick­in­son’s po­etry into the script, re­sult­ing in vi­o­lently bipo­lar shifts in mood and overly man­nered dia­logue. The writ­ing is here, but the au­thor is much harder to pin­point. Nixon in­hab­its the role per­sua­sively and the pe­riod de­tail is lovely, but it doesn’t quite come off. Club, lim re­lease, 125 min

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