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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.

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A heartbreaking documentary about a ruined life.

August 29, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Unfortunately, besides the flawless performances I didn't get much else from the film to make it much of a lyrical experience.

June 25, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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morbid

August 13, 2005 | Rating: 1/5
Classic Film and Television

intriguing and entertaining

April 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
Shadows on the Wall

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

August 27, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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