Stevie (1981)




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Stevie is not a he but a she--famed British poet Stevie Smith. As portrayed by Glenda Jackson, Stevie escapes her dull middle-class existence through her poetry. Though she takes many a spiritual flight of fancy, she never truly leaves the small apartment wherein all the action of the film takes place. The rest of the cast--all three of them--consists of Mona Washbourne as Stevie's aunt, Alec McCowan as her boyfriend Freddie, and Trevor Howard as "The Man." Stevie is a literal adaptation of the stage play by Hugh Whitemore; the poetic interpolations are from Stevie Smith's own works.
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Stevie

All Critics (7)

A heartbreaking documentary about a ruined life.

Full Review… | August 29, 2007
Laramie Movie Scope

Unfortunately, besides the flawless performances I didn't get much else from the film to make it much of a lyrical experience.

Full Review… | June 25, 2006
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August 13, 2005
Classic Film and Television

intriguing and entertaining

April 18, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

All in all it's a remarkably satisfying portrait of a true English original.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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June 11, 2005

Audience Reviews for Stevie

Despite the flawless performances, the film lacks the lyricism it seeks in order to tell its story most successfully. Its flashbacks are clumsy and feels far too stagy to be a fully realized cinematic experience.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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