REEL DEAL: The Danish Girl REVIEW



Who would have known that in less than a century ago, there was already a rise of the awareness of the the concerns of people who identify themselves as "trapped in another body" or what modern times known as transgenders, and the real life story of Lili Elbe/ Einar Wegener. Brought to life by a film under the direction of Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl, starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

With 4 Academy Award nominations including Best Actor for Redmayne has been the talk since last year with the revelation of the film. Given the complex character, many have expressed commendation to his performance which might lead him to a back-to--back Oscar win this year. And indeed, his performance was noteworthy with the scenes and emotions shown throughout the film. Vikander who plays Gerda, Einar's wife shown spectacular portrayal that works well for the both of them and brings out the deep human connection. 

With the turn of events for Einer to Lili in the quest for being a true woman has a degree of sacrifices, judgement, and secrecy which was treated very differently compared to today's society and medical advances.


The Danish Girl stars Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Sebastian Koch, and Amber Heard.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Man into Woman

Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (Best cinematography and also production design)

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (The story flourishes itself in perfect time,the last part though would have needed more time)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars  (Great performances by Redmayne and Vikander, which is the biggest threat to Leo's The Revenant)

Pros:  Production design, costumes, 

Cons: 
characters would have needed more spotlights

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (The music complements to more of the drama and discovery scenes) 

Overall: Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars (A simple yet powerful movie of self discovery and struggle to achieve his/her goal with the complications and situations of that given period)




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