A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII 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.
It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Written by
At the beginning of the 17th minute in the movie (after the goat, the rabbit leg and the writing, the man gives the bottle to Gellhorn, saying 'Bort, kisasszony?' This is in Hungarian, and means '[Would you like] Wine, Miss?' See more »
When Brooklyn (Eric Michael Roy) arrives in Spain in 1937, he has a sticker on his guitar that reads, "This Guitar Kills Fascists." The sticker is a reference to one Woody Guthrie put on his guitar, which read "This Machine Kills Fascists," and which countless other folksingers have copied since. Guthrie, however, did not put the sticker on his own guitar until 1941. See more »
I don't understand the praise for Kidman in this role. I couldn't get past her overly botoxed expressionless face (she only showed two emotions with facial gestures throughout the entire movie - a deer in headlights and disgust). Owen doesn't look anything like Hemingway and certainly didn't capture his essence - not even slightly. The sex scenes were nauseating and far too explicit in many ways. Everything about the movie came off as phony, fake, contrived. The sepia effect flashing in and out in certain scenes looked odd. The interaction between the two characters looked forced and unnatural. I kept thinking how much I loved that movie "Julia" (1977) and how wonderful Jane Fonda and Jason Robards were as Lillian Hellman and Dashiel Hammett. Kidman and Owen should have watched that movie before making this one - they could've learned a thing or two about two writers in an intimate relationship and how it should be acted.
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