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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Young Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow) dreams of becoming an important writer. Her childhood is scarred by the unexpected loss of her father, and by the time she enrolls in college Sylvia has become emotionally fragile, suffering from depression. In 1955, she travels to Cambridge, England, to study literature, and falls in love with well-known poet Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig). As she struggles to balance a rocky marriage and growing literary success, Sylvia becomes increasingly obsessed with death.

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow , Daniel Craig , Jared Harris , Amira Casar , Andrew Havill , Sam Troughton , Lucy Davenport , Blythe Danner

Director: Christine Jeffs

Genres: Biography, Romance, Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Sylvia (2003)

Release Date: October 17th, 2003|1 hr. 50 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Paltrow looks glam even in death, which only supports the notion, raised by Plath’s daughter Frieda Hughes, that the movie would be about a "Sylvia Suicide Doll." Good call. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a coy, cautious film about a frank, fearless writer. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Doesn't shed much light on the fragile and enigmatic writer whose myth has nearly obscured the real woman. show more

  • February 07, 2014 katz8katz
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    truly a stuning and very moving movie with lots of emotional feeling\'s....that has a hell of a lot of true grit , as far as acting on paltrows part \"great stuff\"...truly oscar material at best!

  • December 13, 2009 Ms loralilee
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    I didn't think I would like this film but, I did. If you don't like poetry though, then u will probably not like this film. It a biographical movie based upon poet Sylvia Plath.

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