• Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

Girl With a Pearl Earring

Release Date: January 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: May 4th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

When her father goes blind, Griet (Scarlett Johansson) must go to work as a maid for painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth). While cleaning the house, Griet strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vermeer, which both agree to keep secret for fear of provoking the painter's jealous wife, Catharina (Essie Davis). When wealthy patron Van Ruijven (Tom Wilkinson) begins to lust after Griet, and commissions a painting of her, Vermeer and Griet are obliged to spend long hours alone together.

Cast: Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt, Cillian Murphy, Essie Davis, Joanna Scanlan, Alakina Mann

Director: Peter Webber

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Archer Street Productions

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Melodramatic, Rivalry, Forbidden love, Passionate, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Eye caviar that doesn't pretend to be much else.

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A quiet movie, shaken from time to time by ripples of emotional turbulence far beneath the surface. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is an art film in spades. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)