I already loved Alicia Vikander; this movie just cemented that admiration.
What a performance.
As the only daughter of wealthy British parents, Vera spends most of her time with her brother and his two friends. An avid reader and writer, Vera goes on to be one of the first women at Oxford and falls in love with her brother’s friend (played by a clean-shaven Kit Harrington).
All of that happens at the beginning, so I haven’t really spoiled anything yet. But what a sad and heartbreaking movie- what a sad and heartbreaking life!
Granted there’s nothing revolutionary in the writing, so I don’t want to say much more for fear of spoiling the story, but suffice it to say that I’ve never cried so much during a movie. Gut-wrenching, ugly-faced crying.