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.


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

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22 August 2002 | =G=
7
| Beautifully told but incomplete
"Iris" tells of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband as they struggle together with her Alzheimer's affliction. The couple is portrayed in youth by Winslet and Bonneville and in old age by Dench and Broadbent with all delivering sterling performances. The plaintive and wistful story is told through interleaving scenes of the older couple's struggle with moments from the younger couple's life. As far as it goes, the film is an excellent product. What it doesn't deliver, however, is a deep sense of Murdoch, her philosophies and complexities of thought thereby giving greater depth to the character and a sense of the significance of what she is losing. In short, the film dwells too much on the disease and too little on the woman. Recommended for more mature viewers (B+)

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