Sylvia (2003)
Front Cover Actor
Gwyneth Paltrow Sylvia Plath
Daniel Craig Ted Hughes
Jared Harris Al Alvarez
Blythe Danner Aurelia Plath
Michael Gambon Professor Thomas
Amira Casar Assia Wevill
Andrew Havill David Wevill
Lucy Davenport Doreen
Liddy Holloway Martha Bergstrom
David Birkin Morecambe
Sam Troughton Tom Hadley-Clarke
Antony Strachan Michael Boddy
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Biography; Romance
Director Christine Jeffs
Producer Alison Owen; Jane Barclay; Tim Cole
Writer John Brownlow
Studio Focus Features; Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 50 mins
Country UK
Color Color
The biting poetry and sad life of poet Sylvia Plath form the story of Sylvia, starring Gwyneth Paltrow. This subtle but fascinating movie centers around Plath's relationship with poet Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig, Love Is the Devil), with whom she fell aggressively in love while a student at Cambridge. Their relationship proved passionate but rocky; many of Plath's fans blame the depression that eventually led her to suicide on Hughes's infidelity. Sylvia doesn't let Hughes off the hook, but it doesn't paint Plath as a helpless victim either. Paltrow's superb performance captures the poet's fierce jealousy and artistic ambition as much as her debilitating sorrow. The movie makes no big statements about Plath's poetry, letting the troubling details of her life tell their own compelling story. Also featuring Jared Harris, Blythe Danner, and Michael Gambon; the acting is outstanding all around. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
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Index 1103
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 2/10/04
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 009
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 025192395826
Release Date 2004
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby