If one knows anything about Keats before seeing this film, watching it is a both exciting and irritating experience. Is the story of John Keats and Fanny Brawne a bit overly romanticized? Most definitely, however, for some reason the usually overly analytical me did not care one bit. Abbie Cornish is purely sensational as the tough Brawne, and there is (despite complaints of it being too cartoonishly brooding,) a quiet power to Ben Whishaw's performance as Keats. With all of this being said, one could actually watch the film on mute and be just as moved. Jane Campion's natural light gives everyone a pale, dewy complexion. Her digital handheld cameras are crisp and superbly refreshing in a period drama. I think I may have just summed up the film, "superbly refreshing take on the period drama." Yeah, that sounds about right.