Rent Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)

3.3 of 5 from 306 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
In order to support her family, seventeen-year-old Griet becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer and soon attracts the master painter's attention. Although worlds apart in upbringing and social standing, Vermeer recognises her intuitive understanding of his work and slowly draws her into his mysterious world of art and passion. Whilst she falls increasingly under Vermeer's spell, his volatile family quickly grow jealous of her. Maria, his shrewd mother-in-law, struggles to maintain the family's lavish lifestyle, and seeing that Griet inspires Vermeer, takes the decision to let their relationship to develop.
Van Ruijven, also sensing the intimacy between master and maid, commissions Vermeer to paint Griet's portrait. The result will be one of the greatest paintings ever created... but at what cost?
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , Anaïs Nepper, Melanie Meyfroid, Nathan Nepper, Lola Carpenter, Charlotte Carpenter, Olivia Chauveau, , Virginie Colin
Directors:
Writers:
Tracy Chevalier, Olivia Hetreed
Others:
Alexandre Desplat, Jenny Shircore, Ben Van Os, Eduardo Serra, Dien Van Straalen, Cecile Heideman
Studio:
Pathe
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/05/2004
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of Girl With A Pearl Earring
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Director/Producer Commentary
  • Writer/Screenwriter Commentary
  • Anatomy of A Scene Documentary
  • Audio Description

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Reviews (4) of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Tantalising - Girl with a Pearl Earring review by CP Customer

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23/09/2005

This is really really good. You're on the edge of your seat all the way and you don't even notice it...no that's not a paradox. Really powerful and one of the best love stories ever - like a Romeo and Juliet but without death at the end. Scarlet Johnasen is great and really convincing. It's a real 'what if...' movie. Definately watch it!

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

If you love period drama, then this will satisfy. - Girl with a Pearl Earring review by CP Customer

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18/09/2005

The film was beautiful to watch, and although the dialogue is sometimes a bit slow-paced, I thought the overall impact was stunning. It gives you a taste of what life looked and felt like in 17th Century Delft-- all those Dutch paintings that are so fascinating to look at. I knew nothing of Vermeer, and now I want to visit an art museum to find out more .... impressive stuff.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Excellent period drama - Girl with a Pearl Earring review by CP Customer

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13/11/2006

Brilliant portrayal of 17th century holland and what life must have been like. Scarlett Johansson plays the part of a girl from a 'middle class' family who must work in service when her family hit hard times. She gets a job in the house of artist Vermeer with whom she connects. He treats her like a protagee, getting her to mix paints and eventually sitting for his famous painting. Their relationship causes jealously and bad feeling in the house with Vermeer's wife and rather spoilt children. Johansson is excellent as the quiet maid, whilst Firth is moody and enigmatic, complaining that his 'bread and butter' portraits do not allow him to be creative and experimental. We found it totally absorbing.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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