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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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Bright Star is rated PG: for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking.

Director: Jane Campoin
Cast: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider
Studio: 2009 Apparition
Website: Official site for Bright Star.

Detailed Review

When Charles Brown (Paul Schneider) asks John Keats (Ben Whishaw) to stay at his home during 1818, he is expecting just to house his penniless friend and to tutor the… 
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Why Is Bright Star Rated PG?

In this dramatized biography of John Keats, characters face the realities of a life threatening… 
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Tuberculosis, which was often called Consumption, was almost an epidemic during the 1800s.… 
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The romantic life of other famous English writers are recounted in the movies Shadowlands 
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