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      Lillie

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      Reviews 89% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Read More Read Less

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      Mark Bourne Film.com Annis inhabits Lillie with subtlety and in three dimensions, giving us plenty of room to admire the classy crumpet's self-possession and stick-to-it-iveness in a society that valued conformity and propriety above all else. Mar 4, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Although sumptuously produced and costumed, Lillie doesn't do its namesake justice. The movie makes it seem as if all Lillie had to do to rise from obscurity to the pinnacle of society was to walk into a room, stare vacuously into the middle distance, and all the men would instantly fall in love with her. Although she was considered a beauty in her time (though her photos fail to show what the fuss was), there was far more to her than that. Mark Twain remarked that she was very smart and well-read --qualities that the movie doesn't show at all, but would have been necessary to keep the interest of wits like Oscar Wilde and bon vivants like the Prince of Wales. After a while, it becomes tedious to watch rich men fall at her feet just because she glanced in their direction; especially since, as she aged, the movie Lillie just became more self-absorbed and self-satisfied. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member This miniseries was beautifully done- Annis was the obvious star, bringing the complex character of Lillie to life. The supporting cast is superb, the plot always moving and the story absolutely captivating. Mrs. Langtry led an extraordinary life, and it's so interesting to learn about through this marvelous series. A must-see for all history buffs and British Drama fans. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed this series, but I was not at all satisfied with the last couple of episodes. What happened to Patsy and Dominique? They just kind of disappeared. I'm assuming they died, but it wasn't even mentioned. Frankly, the last episode was terribly depressing, as she mostly sat around missing her dead friends. I really liked the series up to that point though. Peter Egan as Oscar Wilde was absolutely my favorite! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Christopher Hodson