(2020) (Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: A mid-19th century paleontologist ends up falling in love with a married woman who's been left in her care.
It's the mid-19th century and Mary Anning (KATE WINSLET) is a middle-aged paleontologist who lives in the South English coastal town of Lyme Regis where she lives with her mother, Molly (GEMMA JONES). Mary is known for her work in discovering fossils and her reputation has drawn the interest of well-to-do Roderick Murchison (JAMES McARDLE) who's arrived there with his wife, Charlotte (SAOIRSE RONAN).
Roderick wants to learn from Mary who reluctantly allows him to watch her work, but it's not long before he set off on the rest of his European tour, leaving Charlotte in the town in hopes that the proximity to the sea might buoy her spirits, what with them having lost a child recently.
Mary likewise initially wants nothing to do with Charlotte, but ends up caring for her when she comes down with a fever. That attention reignites a spark in Mary that was extinguished when a past lesbian relationship ended, and it's not long before Charlotte comes out of her shell and begins to feel the same way about Mary. As the two enter a secret relationship, it's unclear how things will play out, especially with life and her husband back in London waiting for Charlotte to return.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Unless they're a fan of either of the two leads, it's probably not that likely.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For graphic sexuality, some graphic nudity and brief language.
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