Well this movie received three nominations; Best Actress (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Janet McTeer), and Best Achievement in Makeup.
I have to share that I pushed back when I learned from Deana that we were going to see this movie last night. I mean, on our official Academy Award Need to See list, this ranked much lower than others. It wasn’t even a Best Picture contender! So I was not overly thrilled. That sentiment went well into the credits leading up to the main show. And I will admit that I held onto my stubbornness well into it.
The summary of this movie is “Glenn Close plays a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making.”
This movie had a compelling story and the acting from Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were very good. I had to relent to these facts as the movie continued, and the reality of the storyline and conflicts of real life that were portrayed were very moving. I would recommend you seeing this film, especially if you’re interested in historical social issues and the lengths humans will go to survive.
BUT, I am nowhere close to saying either will walk away with an Oscar. I was not moved hugely by this film, and though it was thought provoking, it didn’t invade my brain like the others have. I do rate it higher than Money Ball at this point, but that’s about it.
I know it’s early in the process, and perhaps my stubbornness is still there, but we shall see once I see more movies.