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Wild Nights with Emily (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, History | 11 March 2018 (USA)
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Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.

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Madeleine Olnek

Writer:

Madeleine Olnek
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Cast

Credited cast:
Molly Shannon ... Adult Emily
Amy Seimetz ... Mabel
Susan Ziegler ... Adult Susan
Brett Gelman ... Higginson
Jackie Monahan ... Adult Lavina
Kevin Seal ... Adult Austin
Dana Melanie ... Young Emily
Joel Michaely ... Edward Dickinson
Sasha Frolova ... Young Susan
Lisa Haas ... Maggie
Casper Andreas ... Joseph Lyman
Allison Lane ... The Widow Kate
Robert McCaskill ... Ralph Waldo Emerson
David Albiero ... David Peck Todd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Alan Austen ... Guest at the party
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Dramatization of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular, her relationship with another woman.

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Genres:

Comedy | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild Nights with Emily See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,209, 14 April 2019

Gross USA:

$519,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$519,487
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 30 in D Major, Hob. XVI:19
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performed by Vadim Chaimovich
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EMILY DICKINSON: A SATIRE BEYOND THE MYTH
1 May 2019 | by babyjaguarSee all my reviews

This film by Madeline Olken is abit of satire on real life events. Poet, Dickinson was said to have bisexuality as a theme in her poetry. The film delves into her lifestyle within a conservative environment, whilst trying to have a love relationship with her sister-in-law, Susan Dickinson.

This film does well with satire in depicting Dickinson's life. The pace of the film works with the witty humor personified by Molly Shannon's portrayal of the poet. Behind the burgeoning setting, it explores Dickinson as poet trying to assert her writing to a male dominated literary scene.

The film brings light to Dickinson's poetry, which seemed always tragic, misunderstood but questions one's existence. It follows a young relationship between two young women until the death of Dickinson, with devoted caring from Susan.

Although this film has a humorous tone, it takes seriously in how women writers weren't taken seriously or equal to era-related white male authors. The film trys to break down via satire, the mythology that lies behind Dickinson's lifework.


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