Hilary and Jackie Reviews

  • Apr 01, 2016

    very well made biopic of a famous cellist and her relationship with her flautist sister. The film is shown in three parts, their childhood together and then adulthood from the perspective of each sister. Emily Watson is a great actress and here is proof. Interesting and quite a sad story.

    very well made biopic of a famous cellist and her relationship with her flautist sister. The film is shown in three parts, their childhood together and then adulthood from the perspective of each sister. Emily Watson is a great actress and here is proof. Interesting and quite a sad story.

  • Jul 26, 2015

    A really terrific film with an amazing performance from the always great Emily Watson. This might be her finest performance and I can see why she was nominated for this role. Rachel Griffiths is also good but Emily definitely carries the movie more than Rachel. David Morrissey is also great in a supporting role. Beautiful music, cinematography, writing, and excellent sound design capturing this real woman's talents in the music industry.

    A really terrific film with an amazing performance from the always great Emily Watson. This might be her finest performance and I can see why she was nominated for this role. Rachel Griffiths is also good but Emily definitely carries the movie more than Rachel. David Morrissey is also great in a supporting role. Beautiful music, cinematography, writing, and excellent sound design capturing this real woman's talents in the music industry.

  • Sep 19, 2014

    its a good true story but it just did not interest me personally too much. it definitely was worth checking out though..

    its a good true story but it just did not interest me personally too much. it definitely was worth checking out though..

  • Sep 16, 2013

    This biopic about the Du Pre sisters is well scripted and features first class performances by Emily Watson and Rachel Grifrfiths.

    This biopic about the Du Pre sisters is well scripted and features first class performances by Emily Watson and Rachel Grifrfiths.

  • Aug 15, 2013

    Unlike some critics, the film becomes great when the story is told in parallelism. So what's the point of being a genius if you don't like the gifts from god, or you don't know how to do with them? Emily Watson portrays the utmost grief one could possibly experience in such situation. With the flawless performance from Miss Watson here, Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar win becomes more infuriating. So acting is exemplified when someone dumb walking around repeatedly and speaking Shakespearean with an American accent? Give me a break! The beautiful violin performance and heartbreaking ending will haunt you way longer than the fictional muse of Shakespeare.

    Unlike some critics, the film becomes great when the story is told in parallelism. So what's the point of being a genius if you don't like the gifts from god, or you don't know how to do with them? Emily Watson portrays the utmost grief one could possibly experience in such situation. With the flawless performance from Miss Watson here, Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar win becomes more infuriating. So acting is exemplified when someone dumb walking around repeatedly and speaking Shakespearean with an American accent? Give me a break! The beautiful violin performance and heartbreaking ending will haunt you way longer than the fictional muse of Shakespeare.

  • Feb 28, 2013

    Thursday, February 28, 2010 (1998) Hillary And Jackie DOCU-DRAMA Made almost in the same intentions as Emily Watson's other effort "Breaking The Waves" which her central character as Hillary strives for love and compassion and has to compete with her sister Jackie played by Rachael Griffith from a strict traditional upbringing. Story based on two books written by the people the movie is based on by the names of Hilary du Pré and Piers du Pré tates which states the situation rather than offering a solution. The film almost feels cold and artificial but not quite as depressing as "Breaking the Waves" where it also consists of some incredible music perfomances. 3 out of 4 stars

    Thursday, February 28, 2010 (1998) Hillary And Jackie DOCU-DRAMA Made almost in the same intentions as Emily Watson's other effort "Breaking The Waves" which her central character as Hillary strives for love and compassion and has to compete with her sister Jackie played by Rachael Griffith from a strict traditional upbringing. Story based on two books written by the people the movie is based on by the names of Hilary du Pré and Piers du Pré tates which states the situation rather than offering a solution. The film almost feels cold and artificial but not quite as depressing as "Breaking the Waves" where it also consists of some incredible music perfomances. 3 out of 4 stars

  • Nov 16, 2012

    bittersweet, dark and tragic :(

    bittersweet, dark and tragic :(

  • Oct 28, 2012

    Tan dramaticaaa, aay

    Tan dramaticaaa, aay

  • Sep 26, 2012

    not bad, i think i'll forget it though

    not bad, i think i'll forget it though

  • Sep 03, 2012

    Perfect, and beautiful.

    Perfect, and beautiful.