Wild Nights with Emily

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  • PG-13
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 6.2  (1,428)
  • 74

Wild Nights with Emily is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Madeleine Olnek. The movie is a fictional retelling of the life of Emily Dickinson, the famous American poet. The movie is centered on the lesser-known aspect of Dickinson's life, her romantic relationship with her childhood friend, Susan Gilbert. Molly Shannon plays the role of Emily, the reclusive and eccentric poet who is haunted by her own imagination. Susan Ziegler, on the other hand, plays the role of Susan Gilbert, Emily's love interest. The chemistry between the two actresses is electric and their playful banter adds a touch of lightness and humor to an otherwise serious subject matter.

The story is set in 19th century New England and begins with a portrayal of Emily as a reclusive spinster who spends her days locked in her room, scribbling poetry. It is only when we are taken back in time through a series of flashbacks that we get to see a different side of Emily. Through these flashbacks, we see Emily as a young girl, growing up with Susan Gilbert, who later became her sister-in-law.

As Emily grows up, her friendship with Susan blossoms into a romantic relationship. However, society and their families forbid them from openly expressing their love for each other. Emily is forced to keep her relationship with Susan a secret and can express her feelings for her only through her poetry.

The movie is refreshing in its portrayal of Emily Dickinson, a character who has been historically depicted as a shy and reclusive spinster. Wild Nights with Emily shows Emily as a witty and sharp-tongued woman who yearned for companionship and love. It also shows how her poetry was influenced by her relationships and her own life experiences.

The cinematography in the movie is beautiful, and the elegant Victorian-era costumes add to the authenticity of the movie. The movie's score, composed by Lesley Barber, captures the essence of the era and adds depth to the characters' emotions.

Overall, Wild Nights with Emily is a delightful movie that does justice to the life and work of Emily Dickinson. The movie has received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike for its feminist perspective and for shedding light on a lesser-known aspect of Emily Dickinson's life. The movie is a must watch for anyone who loves poetry, period drama, and a good love story.

Wild Nights with Emily is a 2019 history movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 74.

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