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 (5,086)6.51 h 57 min2020X-RayR
1840s England, acclaimed fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Francis Lee
Kate WinsletSaoirse RonanGemma Jones
English [CC]
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James McArdleAlec SecareanuFiona Shaw
Iain CanningEmile ShermanFodhla Cronin O'Reilly
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4.2 out of 5 stars

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peacemakerReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Hmm...wanted to love it more but...
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I was so excited for this movie to come out. Really disappointed not to find it in any theaters near me, for starters. NO SPOILERS HERE: I think we all knew the story based on the trailers/previews but I, unfortunately, felt that had I not been told they would fall in love, I would not have seen it coming. I think more time needed to be spent on the spark between the two. At what point did one FEEL for the other? The middle of the story was wonderful. The ending...BOOOO. The cinematography was really nice. There was so much more the director could have done with the story to draw us in but I felt it was simply a series of moments and I really hate to say a negative word about it. KW and SR were fantastic of course. But the ending just stuck us in a moment and turned out the light. I'm sorry but the ending sucked and I hate it for the two stars because I'm sure there was so much more to say. The movie let down is not a reflection of their jobs. It feels like the director either ran out of money or had no sense of his mission. I'll love the movie for what it represents but I feel the ball was dropped and not by the actors. Their love scenes btw were so raw and beautiful, it won't be soon forgotten.
65 people found this helpful
Lori J Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Kate Winslet was amazing. The storyline was interesting. The love scenes authentic.
50 people found this helpful
LinnReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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So beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE the way they played with silence. The clear communication that exist without words! AMAZING!!! :)
41 people found this helpful
YessicaReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Slow burn but very realistic.
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Slow burn but very realistic for the time this story takes place. Spoiler Alert!!!! It's not a happy ending and it reminded me of the French film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Don't expect a happy story since of course, it's a story of the love between two women that takes place in the early 19th century.
32 people found this helpful
J R Albert-HermanReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lesbian Porn Flick
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The story of Mary Anning is a remarkable story for those who love history, fossils, the scientific community, and woman empowerment. It should be a story of how one poor woman took her passion for fossil hunting and helped to change the world of genetics and human evolution. Instead Hollywood, once again, took a remarkable story, leaving out the most compelling parts of the story, only to replace it with a made-up porn plot. They have no proof of Mary Anning's sexual preference and personally, I could care less. It is what she brought to the world and how she did it that tells a compelling story. How sad for all of the young girls who are Mary Anning fans who will not be able to view and share this movie and for all of the young girls who will never learn about Mary Anning. What a shame!
23 people found this helpful
Silver PearlReviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
What did I just watch?
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I couldn't wait to watch this. I was extremely excited. Now I'm left wanting. This story could have been so much richer and more in depth if there were actual conversations. The actors were amazing. The costumes were amazing. The setting beyond beautiful and the writing was lack luster. I felt like most of the film was just silent looks of disgust and depression. The lack of dialogue made even the love between the two actors unrelatable.
25 people found this helpful
XReviewed in the United States on December 5, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Genius actresses cannot save horrible writing/ directing, unfortunately
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Even though the actresses are obviously top of the industry, which we all know already, the writing and directing are plain awful. Good story telling unfolds information to help us learn the characters, what challenges they are facing, how they are overcoming them... so we relate to them, we feel moved by them. In Ammonite, the characters do reveal themselves - only in an extremely slow pace with very abrupt transitions, which align with the fact that most of the events were redundant in terms of telling us who these characters are and they end up, OF COURSE, flat and UNRELATABLE which made this supposably profound, romantic movie between 2 beautiful women with rich backgrounds NOT. MOVING!🙄 (Didn’t think it was even possible!)
Winslet and Ronan were stunning. What a waste of talent, and our time.
21 people found this helpful
SSReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
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A little slow paced but a great story
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