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Still shot from the movie: Bright Star.

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. »

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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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Tuberculosis, which was often called Consumption, was almost an epidemic during the 1800s. Although not much was understood about the disease then, it was believed to be contagious. Why do you think John Keats took the risk of visiting his brother? What does that say about his character? What other people put relationships before their own health?

Click here to learn more about the poet John Keats and his real friend Charles Brown.

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