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Phantom Thread

(2017.00) - 130 min - R

1950's London haute couture designer, Reynolds Woodcock, leads a demanding yet ordered life befitting a top end designer for the rich and royal when he meets a young woman, Alma.  Rent Buy or stream this movie by clicking below:

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Leslie Manville, Gina McKee, Brian Gleeson
Genre
Drama, Romance

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  • Beautiful homes/decor
  • Interesting architecture
  • Lovely scenery
  • Great music
  • Eye candy
  • Cute kids
  • Cute animals
  • Explicit sex
  • Nudity
  • Obscenities
  • Icky stuff
  • Death of a child
  • Violent
  • Just too long

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This is an artistic and psychological movie-not for men without a feminine side. That being said, it is fascinating. I am tempted to get out the old psychology books to understand this story. Make your own conclusions with the turn of events in the last third of the film. Woodcock dresses royalty and the very rich of Europe, and is assisted by his sister, Cyril, played by Leslie Manville. He often dreams of his Mother, long dead, and the wedding dress he made for her second wedding when he was just 16 years old. After discarding one lover with his sister's assistance, he drives to the country and meets Alma, a waitress who works near his country estate. She turns out to be more than a simple country girl and is perhaps his match in the long run. We see beautiful gowns being designed and made and view the beautiful homes in which Reynolds lives. He is almost childlike about his routine and needs and it is hard to believe anyone or anything can change his somewhat unkind personality. Despite its length, I was glued to the screen, so to speak. Day-Lewis has reportedly said this is his last film so be sure to see it!

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