Iris (I) (2001)

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True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.




  • Jim Broadbent and Judi Dench in Iris (2001)
  • Jim Broadbent and Judi Dench in Iris (2001)
  • Kate Winslet and Hugh Bonneville in Iris (2001)
  • Jim Broadbent and Judi Dench in Iris (2001)
  • Kate Winslet and Hugh Bonneville in Iris (2001)
  • Kate Winslet and Judi Dench in Iris (2001)

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28 March 2002 | olschic
A brilliant film
Judi Dench's performance as Dame Iris Murdoch was not only flawless, pitch-perfect, and deeply moving, but it was also the performance of a lifetime. The Academy was ridiculous in overlooking her lost gazes, her subtle inflections in voice, her trembling hands, her puzzled mouth. Kate Winslet lost herself inside the young Iris, developing an entirely new set of facial expressions and voice tones. The movie accurately captures the intense passion for life and love that John Bayley describes in his novel, "Elegy For Iris." Altogether, a brilliant film, concise, humurous, terribly sad--and enhanced by four brilliant performances.

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$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,144 16 December 2001

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