Saul Dibb directs Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Schoenaerts in this World War II romance between a rural war widow and a “Good German” officer.
Nazi erotica and misery aged misery porn for modern housewives to flick their beans and have a weep to. A soft focus tragedy where yummy mummies are given a fantasy scenario where it is ethically okay to fuck an oppressor while keeping all their elegant fineries and period hairstyles. Elegant fineries and period hairstyles power this. All the acting talent is better than the sour confectionary box they are trapped in, even if their personalities flip-flop to give them heroic redemption in the last act. Michelle Williams is provenly far superior than this, I’d wager the source material that attracted her is a bit more sensitive and elegant than this adaptation turned out.
My Top 10 Michelle Williams Movies
1. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2. Manchester By the Sea (2016)
3. Oz: The Great and the Powerful (2013)
4. Blue Valentine (2010)
5. Shutter Island (2010)
6. The Station Agent (2003)
7. The Greatest Showman (2017)
8. All the Money in the World (2017)
9. Dick (1999)
10. Halloween: H20 (1998)