Vita & Virginia

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  • Vita & Virginia takes a well-acted and initially intriguing look at the relationship between its real-life protagonists, but is undone by unsatisfying storytelling.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    For those who remember The Hours or Sally Potter's Orlando, this is a terrific companion piece.
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    Martha SchabasGlobe and Mail
    Maybe dramatizing their correspondence would have worked if it had been paired with convincing dialogue.
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    Jak-Luke SharpFilm Inquiry
    It's an insufferable venture that completely misses the mark, despite the strong material at its foundation that begs to be explored.
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    Lynden BarberLimelight
    For many the film will ultimately succeed or fall on Elizabeth Debicki's depiction of Woolf as a wanly frail creature, forever on the verge of falling apart.
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    André HerefordMetro Weekly (Washington, DC)
    The film finds greater depth and dimension in its side romances than in the one placed front-and-center.
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    Alexandra MacAaronWomen's Voices for Change
    Lovely to look at, and the content is interesting from both historical and literary perspectives. But, the relationship at its center is never quite as all-consuming as it should be.
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    Kelly VanceEast Bay Express
    An especially simple-minded, pandering piece of art-house entertainment.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    This peek into a famous love story makes the audience a participant in the affair, inspiring questions of perspective and truth in love and art, where the only truth worth anything is one deeply felt.
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    Lydia WangBust Magazine
    Arterton and Debicki give outstanding performances, and their onscreen chemistry is palpable, which makes up for everything else this movie lacks.
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    Tim AppeloAARP Movies for Grownups
    The decorous chat, evocative period décor and killer costumes do scratch a Downton Abbey itch.
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