This link will take you to watch the trailer for Bright Star. The movie is about the real-life romance of the British poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
I have spent some time researching the great love stories in literary history. I learned early that you can get credit for writing research papers on this kind of thing, and what better than to research something as interesting as this?
It causes one to wonder if these literary folks have the best romances, or if they simply have been immortalized because of the exceptionally beautiful poetry and letters that are written in tribute. Are we all capable of having such poignant, meaningful, heartaching love stories, or are they reserved for the tragic poets that die young?
Because of its limited release Bright Star will only be showing in cinemas that show independent art films. Our local Salem Cinema has advertised by poster that this movie is coming soon. I have checked their schedule every week, but haven't given up. If you haven't been to their new theatre down on Broadway, try to make it there soon. It is beautiful. The theatres are small and if you get there early you can choose to sit on the leather couches in the front. A very homey touch. And I will take homebaked cookies over Milk Duds any day...
Oh, and did I mention it is rated PG?