The World to Come

audience Reviews

, 64% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    gives insight as to how women think and what they really want out of a relationship. you can be married but still lonely. this is true of men also. beautiful, low key poetic language. if you think it's too slow, you are not "getting" it.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Decent story and acting. Nothing too special. Not as risque as I was expecting until very ending.
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  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The story informs well what women's lives were like in the 1850's. It does it using poetic language. And the plot's development is predictable. That said, the acting is exceptional and the slow yet deliberate approach works. I was never bored, a major compliment. And I could see it again and still be attentive.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Soulful and emotionally intimate Loved the everything about this movie. "Astonishing!"
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Rating: C "The World to Come is yet another romantic drama set hundreds of years ago that unfortunately didn't fully convince me. Mona Fastvold's direction is quite strong, and she shows an excellent control of the purposefully slow pacing. However, Ron Hansen and Jim Shepard's screenplay relies too much on detailed narration that, despite adding some layers to its characters, ultimately becomes repetitive, overwhelming, and tiresome. Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby try to keep the narrative afloat with two remarkable performances, but they can't compensate for the unsurprising, underwhelming storytelling. Gorgeous production/set/costume design elevate the film, but it's the vital musical score without which I would struggle to stay captivated that saves the overall viewing. Story-wise, the best compliment I can offer is that it enlightens its viewers about how women were mistreated at the time and how homosexual relationships have as much or more chemistry as a heterosexual one. Since I'm not the target audience, I still recommend it to fans of the genre."