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Bright Star

This period drama explores the romantic life of the romantic poet John Keats (played by Ben Wishaw), who fell in love with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), much to the disapproval of family, friends and proper society. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 119
Theater Release: 18 Sep 2009
Video Release: 26 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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The romantic life of other famous English writers are recounted in the movies Shadowlands (C.S. Lewis) and Becoming Jane (Jane Austen). For other period dramas about affairs of the heart, try Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

Home Video Extra Features

Release Date: 26 January 2010

Bright Star releases to DVD with the following bonus extras:
- Deleted Scene.
- Featurettes: Becoming Keats and Fanny, Setting the Scene and An Inspiring Romance.

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