Oscar bait. That sums up this movie. I’m sure it’s a good movie, but you don’t hire Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer and Paul Giamatti without the Oscars on your mind. Also the fact that it’s about the drama in Leo Tolstoy’s personal life doesn’t hurt. I won’t pretend that I know anything about Tolstoy, but War & Peace is somewhere on my list of books to read (sure it is).
And look it’s Octavia of the Julii.
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