Effie Gray was a slow paced Victorian period piece. I would have liked to have seen more Emma Thompson and less of Dakota Fanning looking like a sad whipped puppy. I do enjoy Dakota and loved her in Hound Dog but this movie was not a great vehicle for her angelic face that I’ve come to love.
If you like period pieces you’ll like Effie Gray, but I found it to be nothing more than a middling movie.
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