Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Danish Girl (2015)

Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sebastian Koch. 119 min. Rated R. UK/Belgium/USA. Biography/Drama.

I understand IMDb describing this as a "fictitious love story loosely inspired by" true events, because the relation between the 1920s transgender protagonist and his wife (played by Redmayne and Vikander, both nominated for Oscars last week) is hard to believe. When a woman first discovers her husband secretly wearing female underwear, does she just act as: oh that's okay I guess men usually do that? Numerous similar strange interactions undermine the entire movie. I'm suspicious the director (a decent one) was in such a rush for the attention of an LGBT movie, he failed to notice these 'minor' inconsistencies.

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