An Angel at My Table (1990)

An Angel at My Table


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New Zealand poet Janet Frame is the subject of Jane Campion's biographical drama, which presents a poetically evocative look at the authoress' turbulent life. The film begins with a look at Frame's childhood, showing her as a bright but odd-looking, emotionally fragile young girl with a knack for writing. Frame faces great difficulty in adapting to the conventional rural life around her, and her social awkwardness only worsens as she grows older. After she fails in her attempt to become a … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Laura Jones
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On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
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Critic Reviews for An Angel at My Table

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 19, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for An Angel at My Table

Fascinating study of oversensitivity as future New Zealand poet laureate endures the slings and arrows of a unpoetic world bent on destroying poetry, or at least ignoring it. Kerry Fox is a round-eyed, trembling terror to behold as a writer mistakenly condemned to the mental ward. This was a television series?!? Excellent work by Campion.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Beautiful in every way.

Michael S

Super Reviewer

A good film...err...okay I have to admit that I can't remember seeing it. Come on!! I see half a gazillion movies!! I have a check next to this film on my list so I must have seen it...hmmm..but for the life of me I can't remember it.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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