Writer: Mike Leigh (Screenplay)
Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Baileey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen
Plot: An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Long and Boring
Story: Mr Turner starts as we enter the life of JMW Turner (Spall) a well-respected artist in 1800s England. Mr Turner gets to socialise with the high society as well as living his quiet life where it artwork is popular throughout England.
After his father dies JMW travels for his latest work as he makes relationship around the country to discover the latest pieces of work while dealing with his own grief of his father’s loss.
Thoughts on Mr Turner
Characters/Performance – Mr Turner is a famous painter but I just couldn’t find myself follow just who the other characters in this film were.
Story – The story is long and very difficult to follow, we have to deal with such a long-time period that we don’t get a chance to see just how everything unfolds in the real time.
Biography/History – This isn’t how you make a bio-pic, long dull and dealing with a group of characters that you just don’t seem to find interesting enough to want to learn about their history.
Final Thoughts – This is way too long, way too dull and too much stuck-up Britishness for nearly 2 and half hours.
Overall: Not interesting enough what so ever.