Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

TV Movie   |  TV-MA   |    |  Biography, Drama, Romance

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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

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  • Nicole Kidman at an event for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
  • Clive Owen in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
  • Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
  • Nicole Kidman and Philip Kaufman at an event for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
  • Clive Owen in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
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2 June 2012 | tpaladino
| Really not very good
I wanted to enjoy this film very much, and was looking forward to seeing it.

Unfortunately it doesn't deliver in any way other than visually. It was shot and edited beautifully, and had a lot of potential. But that's where it ends.

The story is boring and meandering, and never really gives you anything to sink your teeth into. The character development is shockingly superficial, as though we're automatically supposed to care about Hemingway and Gellhorn simply because they're Hemmingway and Gellhorn. Sadly, it just doesn't work like that; the notoriety of he subject matter isn't enough to carry the story without competent writing to back it up.

Ultimately we're left with a disappointingly empty portrayal of one of the most colorful and dynamic individuals in history.

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