Movie Review – Ophelia (2019)

Ophelia, 2019.

Written and Directed by Claire McCarthy.

Starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George MacKay, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, Sebastian de Souza, Devon Terrell, Daisy Head, Dominic Mafham, Anna Rust, Mia Quiney, and Martin Angerbauer.


A re-imagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective.

Hamlet is a Shakespearean tragedy so reenacted to death that even if you have never read the play, I guarantee you know the story. Like most of Shakespeare’s work, it’s had adaptations and serves as an inspirational template for many film/tv projects that run the gamut of pop-culture, one of which is about to see a live-action remake in a few weeks from Disney (The Lion King). So forgive me if I’m not exactly sold or enthused about a retelling of the story that essentially swaps the perspective from Hamlet to the now titular Ophelia (now portrayed by the white-hot Daisy Ridley
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