Hilary and Jackie Movie Review Summary

Actors: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

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Sisters Hilary (Griffiths) and Jacqueline (Watson) du Pre are both musically gifted. Jealous of her older sister's accomplishments on the flute, Jackie practices hard on the cello and becomes an international star after Hilary has largely given up music, married, and gone to a rural English farm to raise children. Jackie marries the renowned Argentinian and Jewish pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (Frain), but remains restless and unhappy. She remains jealous of her sister, now living a quiet domestic life with a dependable husband, so Jackie demands that Hilary share them with her, too. Their troubled relationship hits its ultimate wall when Jackie comes down with a rare and deadly disease. This depressing but well acted 1998 British film is based on the true story of Jacqueline du Pre as recalled by her sister and brother Piers.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude female butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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