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8 items from 2012


Blu-ray Review: ‘The Lady’ Takes Unimaginative Look at Extraordinary Life

17 October 2012 7:04 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The Lady” is a textbook example of a missed opportunity. It assembles a talented cast and crew to tell the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, an extraordinary woman who sacrificed everything—including her own freedom—in order to bring democracy to her homeland of Burma. Her life story deserves far more than an episodic biopic, but that’s exactly what it receives here.

Director Luc Besson is an odd choice for this subject matter, considering his filmography favors plot-driven action over character-driven drama. Though this picture runs over two hours, every scene seems determined to finish up before the next commercial break. Nothing is expanded upon or embellished. It is the SparkNotes equivalent of cinema. The best it can do is inspire viewers to seek out the rest of the story for themselves.

Blu-ray Rating: 2.5/5.0

In the role of Suu Kyi, Michelle Yeoh projects her typically ageless beauty and grace, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Lady Movie Poster 3

28 February 2012 8:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Third poster for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Scripted by Rebecca Frayn, the biographical drama comes out in the U.S. on April 13th via Cohen Media Group, with a cast also including Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge and Benedict Wong. The Lady was nominated for a Satellite Award in 2011 for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, and is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end »

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The Lady Movie Poster 3

28 February 2012 8:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Third poster for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Scripted by Rebecca Frayn, the biographical drama comes out in the U.S. on April 13th via Cohen Media Group, with a cast also including Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge and Benedict Wong. The Lady was nominated for a Satellite Award in 2011 for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, and is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end »

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The Lady Movie Poster 3

28 February 2012 8:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Third poster for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis. Scripted by Rebecca Frayn, the biographical drama comes out in the U.S. on April 13th via Cohen Media Group, with a cast also including Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge and Benedict Wong. The Lady was nominated for a Satellite Award in 2011 for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, and is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end »

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The Lady movie trailer, poster 2 and images

17 January 2012 6:12 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer, new poster and images for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis Luc Besson directs and scripts the biopic which was seen at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and also includes William Hope, Susan Wooldridge, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Teerawat Mulvilai. The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end »

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The Lady movie trailer, poster 2 and images

17 January 2012 6:12 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer, new poster and images for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis Luc Besson directs and scripts the biopic which was seen at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and also includes William Hope, Susan Wooldridge, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Teerawat Mulvilai. The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end »

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The Lady movie trailer, poster 2 and images

17 January 2012 6:12 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Trailer, new poster and images for Luc Besson's The Lady, starring Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis Luc Besson directs and scripts the biopic which was seen at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and also includes William Hope, Susan Wooldridge, Sahajak Boonthanakit and Teerawat Mulvilai. The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end »

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Third The Lady Trailer

14 January 2012 12:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Luc Besson takes a wildly divergent turn from his usual action fare to direct The Lady, an extraordinary story that follows the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Michael Aris. Filmed in secret, this is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. We have the third trailer from this emotional and powerful drama. Check it out below.

Click to watch The Lady Trailer #3!

The Lady comes to theaters April 13th, 2012 and stars Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge, Benedict Wong, Flint Bangkok, Guy Barwell. The film is directed by Luc Besson. »

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