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.
Why Is Bright Star Rated PG?
Bright Star is rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief language and incidental smoking.
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In this dramatized biography of John Keats, characters face the realities of a life threatening disease. Symptoms of Consumption/Tuberculosis are shown, including the blood covered shirt of a character that is having a coughing fit. A young woman becomes deeply depressed when she fails to receive letters from a man she loves, and asks for a knife to kill herself. A small bloody wound is shown. An unmarried couple kisses and caresses. Discussion occurs about an unwed woman who has become pregnant and some mild sexual references are made. One mild profanity is used in the script. Social drinking and smoking is shown.
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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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of Bright Star...
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.