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as Maria Theresa Paradies
as Frau Mesmer
as Prof. Stoerk
as Dr. Deslon
as Franz Mesmer
as Herr Paradies
as Duchess DuBarry
Critic Reviews for Mesmer
Audience Reviews for Mesmer
The only reason to watch this is to listen to the sound of Rickman's voice, and watch him be sensual. The rest of it is boring and stupid. Also if you're going to watch it, turn the volume up a lot, because otherwise you wont hear a thing. Everyone is so annoying in this movie you just want to get a time machine and smack whoever was a real person. (Not sure if these were all real people in Mesmer's life or if they were created for the film.) Overall, this isn't a good movie although it is made well and based on a true story.
This movie's true strength may lie in the abilities of the actors to play their parts with feeling and skill, but the story line is also quite interesting if a bit strange. It has it's slow parts [and the "group therapy" sessions may bring about a laugh or two whether it's intentional or not], but it also has good emotional depth, is aesthetically pleasing, and, as formerly stated, the acting is great; it is definitely a movie worth watching.
It has some slow spots and unless you are familiar with the time period and the historical bit of it then you would understand it better. I enjoyed Mr. Rickman's performance just the same and he commands the screen yet again with grace and brilliance!
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