The movie is about author Iris Murdoch's struggle with Alzheimer's and how her husband, John, is her one steady companion through the ordeal. The present-day story is intercut with flashbacks from the past, depicting a young Iris - played by Kate Winslet - and her developing relationship with John, a bumbling, loving and good-natured English Literature professor. The movie also touches upon Murdoch's writing and her philosophy of life.
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There are several very beautiful/poetic scenes in this movie, but on the whole it was a little lackluster. Iris Murdoch was a vibrant, brilliant woman who loved life, but the movie - even in those parts showing the younger Iris - sort of lags. The movie did not tap into the author's spirit well enough.
The review of this Movie prepared by Esther