In 1845 at Haworth on the Yorkshire moors sisters Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte and their father, a retired parson with failing eye-sight, are continually troubled by their drunken, irresponsible brother Branwell, who wastes every opportunity given him to become an artist. Charlotte fears for her own sight whilst Emily seeks refuge in writing about the imaginary land of Gondor but all three are fearful for their future should their menfolk die. Charlotte is impressed by Emily's work and encourages her to write a novel, inspired by a story told her by a former employer, which will become 'Wuthering Heights' All three sisters write novels, loosely based on their own experiences using androgynous masculine pen-names which are ultimately accepted for publication. Their success allows them to identify their true gender and to save the roof over their heads but Branwell's self-indulgence leads to his early death and both Emily and Anne succumb to sickness, dying young. An end title ...Written by
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Oh the irony
The title: To Walk Invisible: The Bronte SISTERS. The tagline: "How against all odds, were the Brontes recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world?"
So why is that ironic? Because this movie which was purported to be about three amazing women writers who wrote timeless literature was completely dwarfed by their brother's story.
We got to see Branwell traveling, seeing friends, rambling around drunkenly, coughing blood, having halucinations, yelling at family members, etc. Each of the characters including the random friend of Charlotte's had to discuss Branwell at some point.
I would have liked to have seen more with the sisters. What about including a scene with Anne and Charlotte at the Opera after they actually WERE recognized by their publishers?! How about showing the death of Emily? Anne dying the next year? Charlotte becoming a celebrated author without her siblings? Their poor father outliving them all?
Nope! Branwell is gone! This story revolved around him-so now it is over!!
In fact, Branwell's death was the climax of the entire film with the sisters' fates as an afterthought scroll after his death, and right before the inexplicable swooping commercial for the Bronte museum gift shop.
Perhaps the male-dominated world hasn't changed as much from the 19th century as we think. At least when it comes to this production.
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