‘The Invisible Woman’ Review: Ralph Fiennes’ Second Directorial Effort Is as Dull as the Dickens

Director Ralph Fiennes suffers a sophomore slump with “The Invisible Woman,” a soporific biopic about Charles Dickens’ mistress. On the heels of Fiennes’ vital, crackling adaptation of “Coriolanus,” this latest effort feels like a real disappointment, resembling one of those forgettable BBC dramas where women in hoop skirts sit in drawing rooms and stare at each other.

While it’s probably true that Nelly Ternan (played here by Felicity Jones, “Like Crazy”) could have been treated better by her famous lover, there’s little evidence here that her life was so richly interesting and dynamic that it deserved big-screen treatment.  Read More...



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