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Effie Gray (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 October 2014 (UK)
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A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais.

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Polly Dartford ...
Sophie Gray
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William Holman Hunt
Sam Churchill ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Martin Keatman ...
Thomas Woolner
Chris Haggart ...
William Michael Rossetti
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James Collinson
George Laing ...
Frederic Stephens
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Wedding Minister
Peter Farr ...
Mr. Gray (Effie's Father)
Nicola Draffan ...
Mrs. Gray (Effie's Mother)
Tutu Jereissati ...
Flower Girl
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Based on the real-life scandal that shocked Victorian-era England, the film tells the story of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. At 19, she married the prominent art historian and critic John Ruskin, but Ruskin refused to consummate their marriage. Lonely and frustrated Effie is drawn to pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, and finds a friend and champion in Lady Elizabeth Eastlake. After five years trapped in a loveless marriage, Effie will defy the rules of Victorian society... Written by L. Hamre

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Rated PG-13 for thematic and sexual content, and some nudity | See all certifications »
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The real Effie Gray was from Perth, Scotland. However, the film opted for an all English accent cast. See more »

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Effie Gray was married in 1848. In exterior shot, the train she then travels on is hauled by a locomotive of a design dating from 1934, consists of coaches dating from 1951 and is crossing a concrete viaduct the first of which was completed in 1898. See more »

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Featured in Effie Gray: Interview with Dakota Fanning (2014) See more »

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The Farmer's Servant
Performed by A.L. Lloyd
from the album "English Drinking Songs"
courtesy of Riverside Records
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Disappointing re what could have been an interesting story
30 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Oh Emma what a major disappointment! You didn't even bother to add some text at the end to say what happened to Effie. She went on to marry Millais and had several children with him and by all accounts lived happily ever after. The Scotland scenes were slow and boring though the rest was OK. certainly the TV series Desperate Romantics re the pre- Raphaelites was far more dramatic re Effie and Millais. It will be interesting to find out which was the real situation. Such a pity - the acting was OK and the costumes beautiful. The lighting was really weird though- going from dimmish to really dim in the same scene- if that was supposed to be some sort of filmic effect it failed. It made me think there was something wrong with my TV. I was also disappointed with the sound quality nod several times thought they were speaking in a foreign language - and I don't mean the scenes shot in Venice either!

For people who know nothing about the Ruskin/ Effie/ Millais situation, which was a very unique, scandalous and shocking situation that made Ruskin a laughing stock, it failed miserably. If you are going to pluck stuff from history it really needs to be far more accurate.


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