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Tom & Viv (1994)

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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Maurice Haigh-Wood
Nickolas Grace ...
Bertrand Russel
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Harwent
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Louise Purdon
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Charles Haigh-Wood
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Sir Frederick Lamb
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W.I. Janes
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Linda Spurrier ...
Edith Sitwell
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Ottoline Morrell
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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 doesn't bring in enough to live on, but her mother is happy Viv has found a tender and discreet husband. Written by mama.sylvia

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For better, for worse, forever.


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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements | See all certifications »

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2 December 1994 (USA)  »

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$538,534
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Although Michael Hastings' original play makes a point of revealing Mrs. Eliot's membership of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s, the film excludes this entirely. See more »

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Referenced in Game-On: Martin's Baby (1998) See more »

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My brief review of the film
5 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

A reasonably well done and fairly well acted biopic of T. S. Eliot, the film is at times delightful to watch, but it is always lacking. The information it presents about Eliot feels insufficient, as his background feels uncomfortably unknown, and there is also no real indication of the setting and time of the film. It is a bit long too, not always be interesting, and really a bit ordinary at times. But it is still well acted and it does have something to say about the position of women in society. Harris and Richardson were both nominated for Oscars for their performance, but Dafoe is the one who really shines here.


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