Written by and co-starring Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson, "Effie Gray" explores the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. After marrying at the tender age of 19, Effie quickly realises her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it, Yearning for affection, she soon falls for the charms of the artist, Millais. Desperate to be freed from Ruskin, Effie embarks on a life-changing journey to become Mm one of the first women in history to seek a divorce from her husband, making her an everlasting figure in feminist history.
Beautiful historical drama
- Effie Gray review by HELEN
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This was a delight, Dakota Fanning in her finest performance is increasingly restrained as the neglected, oppressed Effie. The cast is strong and the toxic influence of Ruskin's suffocating parents is intensely depicted. I would have loved to have seen more of Effie's later, happier life.. Visually a quietly beautiful film.