A Dangerous Method

Review: A Dangerous Method

28 Apr 12

Never mind a Beautiful Mind, this is a Beautiful Yawn, sad to say..

Despite the material being a potential treasure chest of intellectual and emotional food for thought, for me this movie was underwhelming, to say the least. I never felt quite involved and even found myself surprisingly bored at times, despite the beautiful cinematography and the brave attempts by the actors to bring everything to life. Keira Knightley, for once thankfully not pouting her way through an entire role, obviously gave it her all, unfortunately it was unconvincing and bordering on embarrassing at times. This should have been fascinating and powerful, and it was neither, the script just did not do this wonderful topic justice, and the best thing about it turned out to be the discussion I enjoyed with my companion once we exited the cinema. On that level, it worked, but all in all, a disappointment.