by Molly Noble Bull
I was eager to rent Bright Star on DVD starring Abbie Cornish and Ben Whishaw. What could be better than a movie about the life of Keats and set in England in a time period I loved? Not only that, it was PG. Bright Star was the historical romance movie I had been waiting months to see. Yes, I knew Keats had to die since this was a true story. However, I hoped the story of his first love would balance out the sad ending.
If only I could report that this “first love” movie lived up to my expectations.
Unfortunately, neither the movie nor my wishes for it ended as I’d hoped, and it didn’t take a genius to figure what was never stated openly. Fanny loved John Keats, all right, but so did Mr. Brown.
I give Bright Star two stars for the beautiful English settings.