The Invisible Woman Reviews
The attempt to assert that 'Nelly' actually loved Dickens seems more like wishful thinking on the part of the middle-aged director. It falls apart on the slightest historical investigation, nor does it hold up in the film. There's zero chemistry between the lead roles.
As to the artistic direction, yes the acting was good, but when the days of shaky cam and self-indulgent long shots end, it will be a great day for cinema.
The true story of how, in later life, Charles Dickens (played by Ralph Fiennes), while married, becomes infatuated with a younger woman, Nelly (played by Felicity Jones). The movie follows their relationship.
On the plus side, this isn't your usual syrupy-sweet, trite romance. There is a degree of vulnerability on both sides, and it's not all wine-and-roses. However, the story never really grabs you. It just seems to drift along with the only telling scene being the final one involving Felicity Jones.
On that note, Felicity Jones is wonderful (as always) as Nelly. Ralph Fiennes is solid as Charles Dickens. Good support from Kristen Scott Thomas.
I noted that Fiennes also directed and I think he split his focus and the overall quality of the film suffered. He should direct or act in a film but not both.