Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018)

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Bringing to life that 'queer sultry summer' of 1953, this is the first film to unravel the story behind Sylvia Plath's seminal novel. The book captures the struggles of an ambitious young woman's attempts to deal with the constraints of 1950's America -- the bright lights of New York dim, turn to depression and attempted suicide. The film weaves the autobiographic narrative of the book with the testimony of her friends, and daughter Frieda Hughes -- some speaking for the first time.

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Thanks in part to a stylish montage of period imagery, this portrait was a psychological profile of an era for which President Trump's base is apparently nostalgic. It was great for white men, and women fed off scraps of the American Dream.

August 28, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Praised reverentially for an hour by a series of largely grim-faced American scholars, afterwards I could think of [Sylvia Plath] only in black and white: the colours of a PhD thesis, or a dry academic paper.

August 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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