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It's 1818 in Hampstead Village on the outskirts of London. Poet Charles Brown lives in one half of a house, the Dilkes family the other. Through association with the Dilkes, the fatherless Brawne family knows Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown and the Brawne's eldest daughter, Fanny, don't like each other. She thinks him arrogant and rude; he feels that she's a pretentious flirt, knowing only how to sew (admittedly well as she makes all her own fashionable clothes), and voicing opinions on subjects about which she knows nothing. Insecure struggling poet John Keats comes to live with his friend, Mr. Brown. Miss Brawne and Mr. Keats have a mutual attraction to each other, but their relationship is slow to develop, in part, since Mr. Brown does whatever he can to keep the two apart. Other obstacles face the couple, including their eventual overwhelming passion for each other clouding their view of what the other does, Mr. Keats' struggling career, which offers him little in the way of monetary ...

Director: Jane Campion
Writer: Jane Campion, Jane Campion (screenplay), Andrew Motion (biography "Keats")
Production: Apparition Films
Year: 2009
MetaScore: 81/100
ImdbRating: 6.9
BoxOffice: $4,341,275
Released: 09 Oct 2009
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 52 nominations.

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Fanny Brawne - Abbie Cornish
John Keats - Ben Whishaw
Mr. Brown - Paul Schneider
Mrs. Brawne - Kerry Fox
Toots - Edie Martin
Maria Dilke - Claudie Blakley
Charles Dilke - Gerard Monaco
Reynolds - Samuel Roukin
Reynolds Sister - Amanda Hale
Reynolds Sister - Lucinda Raikes
Mr. Severn - Samuel Barnett
Mr. Hunt - Jonathan Aris
Tom Keats - Olly Alexander
Dance Master - François Testory
Charlotte - Theresa Watson
Dr. Bree - Vincent Franklin
Mrs. Bentley - Eileen Davies
Landlady - Sally Reeve
Mr. Haslam - Sebastian Armesto
Mr. Taylor - Adrian Schiller
Charles Dilke Jnr - Alfred Harmsworth
Suitor at Ball - Lucas Motion
The Cat - Topper
Carriage Girl - Anthoula Drummond
Dilke Maid - Joyia Fitch
Human Orchestra - Will Garthwaite
Messenger Boy - Samuel Gaukroger
Removal Man - Guy Mannerings