Tom & Viv (1994)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, Romance

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In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »

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  • Miranda Richardson in Tom & Viv (1994)
  • Willem Dafoe and Miranda Richardson in Tom & Viv (1994)
  • Miranda Richardson and Rosemary Harris in Tom & Viv (1994)
  • Miranda Richardson in Tom & Viv (1994)
  • Willem Dafoe in Tom & Viv (1994)
  • Miranda Richardson in Tom & Viv (1994)

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17 November 2012 | ferdinand1932
| A very sad story
Unlike many biographical films this one doesn't alter things so much from the historical record. It doesn't make one person more sympathetic than they were in reality, and, as the ending shows, it reaches not a grand finale, but a whimper. (Apologies for the nod to Eliot's most famous line – which he found tiresome too)

This is a very sad story because the principals in real life were devoted to each other, but for a range of almost mysterious reasons to contemporary audiences, Vivienne's various maladies, mental and gynecological, are shrouded. Richardson carries this role well, and she almost owned the canon of disturbed women for a while in her career.

The stand out is Dafoe as Eliot. Dafoe has the solemn, dignified, presence; the accent of period Englishness of a certain class and his American accent suppressed in the voice but mingled nearly perfectly to sound like Eliot. In addition Eliot's life, especially during these turbulent chapters were smothered, and to see Dafoe incarnate Eliot gives life to a man who was often an abstracted mind.

This is a fine production in almost all respects although it may not have a wide appeal.

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