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  • 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

  • The movie doesn't shed much light on their famously contentious marriage. Instead, it spreads gloom all around. show more

  • Despite an exceptional performance by Paltrow, whose Plath is a layer cake of infinite intelligence and bottomless need, Jeffs' film is an icy affair lacking the fever of Plath's and Hughes' poems. show more

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  • 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.