Julianne Moore has a stellar role in this movie as the beautiful and decadent Barbara Baekeland. I enjoyed so much watching the distorted relationship between her and her son, Tony... Eddie Redmayne delivered it great!
Beautiful sets and landscapes too.
I was shocked to know this was in fact inspired by real life events and people!
Fascinating film to watch, especially in the way Tom Kalin recreates the late 60s in this movie, but you really don't get much sense of what led young Tony to kill his mother other than the dog collar being so important to him that he could never forgive her for trying to hide it from him.
Gorgeously designed and well acted but ultimately meaningless. Gets closer to striking a note when it starts exploring its protagonist's sanity, but it's too little too late. The problem with biopics, especially when they're "torn from the headlines," is that a whole life is just too much to fit into one film; it becomes a reductive outline without any of the connective tissue that makes character drama so tasty.
Ugh! What was Julianne Moore thinking? Here her famous bravery looks more like daft masochism. Everything about this insular and airless film, from the anal-retentive parceling out of time to the drab look to the coy, gasping scandalmongering, is totally empty and darn near exploitative.
Stuning and beauty. I really like the way the treated the history in the film. I did read the book and Its pretty much like the flim.
I dont think any of the caracters were unsane but very confused and inside a mix of hard feelings.
There was not enough focus early on with Antony and Barbra's relationship and consequentially lacked character and emotional development, the ending scenes seeming forced and out of place. Redmayne and Moore's acting was flawless nevertheless.
this movie like "i don't give single shit about people who previously haven't read the novel or heard the real story and i don't even care they understand it or not". So in the end, i just nodded like an idiot. thank god tony you're hot.
American Crime Story: Delusional Barbara Baekeland vs. her schizo son. When I saw Moore, Redmayne and Dancy waking up in the same bed I thought "this people are loco" - but I guess I hadn't seen the last of it.