Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.Written by
Although the film is supposedly set in 1953-1954, the Bristol 405 that Reynolds Woodcock drives around Whitby was not manufactured until 1955. See more »
Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
Dr. Robert Hardy:
And what's that?
Every piece of me.
Dr. Robert Hardy:
He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
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The title is the very first thing shown in the film following the production company logos. There are no other opening credits. See more »
Congratulations to Phantom Thread for being the first movie that I have awarded a 1 to! I always try to be fair to every movie I watch including the obviously bad ones, however to do this I normally watch the movie in its entirety. With Phantom Thread I could not do this.
I first tried to watch with the family and was given a please change the movie after only 10 minutes. I then thought I would give it a go on my own as I would probably be able to get into the movie if i was left alone to get a feel for the characters. Unfortunately, I was not able to relate to any of the characters in the slightest and as the movie wore on, i increasingly found my mind wandering to other things until I eventually paused it after 80 minutes to "go do something less boring instead", like painting the wall then spending the next 2 hours watching it dry! I just could not bring myself to go back and finish it. Not that the movie was in the obviously bad category, it was just that the story line (or lack of storyline) was going nowhere fast and I was just so bored during the 80 minutes I watched, I figured that I could live with myself for not going back to the final 50 minutes rather than add to the 80 minutes of my life I would never be able to get back!
DDL tried his very best to inject some life into his mundane character but the rest of the utterly boring and irritating characters just helped to make him just as irritating as the rest.
I do not know how this movie is rated so high, it seems like the arty farty movies we are being inundated with lately are the "in thing" and the sheeple just think that it is a good movie because that is what the media and the "Academy award nominations" tell us to believe! Not for me I'm afraid and the fact that I just could not bring myself to finish the movie leaves me with no other option than to score a 1.
Do yourself a favour and use the 2 hours that you save by missing this movie to find some real entertainment and not be fooled by the in-crowd
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