Writer: Cinnamon Lion
Overall: 4.0 Out of 5
Cast: 4.5 Out of 5
Plot: 4.0 Out of 5
Effects: 4.0 Out of 5
Cinematography: 3.5 Out of 5
Watch this if you liked: “Anna Karenina”
The Good, the Bad and the Transgender Pioneer:
• A charming and passionate film with a deeply touching and conflicting drama.
• Eddie Redmayne may be amazing as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything", but as a cisgender man, he seems a bit stiff playing the role of a transgender.
• Nevertheless, he is beautiful and lovely as Lily Elbe, and the transformation is simple astounding.
• Alicia Vikander did an amazing job as Gerda Wegener, where her pain, concern and sensitivity were definitely felt by the audience.
• The on-screen chemistry between the two cast is flawless.
• Some of the female cast who were first considered for the role of Gerda Wegener, the wife of Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener, were Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman, Marion Cotillard and Rachel Weisz.
Cinema Online, 11 January 2016