Effie Gray

Effie Gray

By Richard Laxton

  • Genre: Richard Laxton
  • Release Date: 2015-04-03
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Director: Richard Laxton
  • Production Company: Sovereign Films
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 107 Ratings


Written by and co-starring Academy Award® Winner Emma Thompson, Effie Gray is a sumptuous historical drama set against a luscious backdrop exploring the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise), his young bride Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning), and his protégé, painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). After marrying Ruskin, Effie quickly realizes her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it. Yearning for affection, she soon falls for the charms of the charismatic Millais. Desperate to be freed from Ruskin, Effie embarks on a life-changing journey to become one of the first women in history to seek a divorce from her husband.




  • A superb production

    By booboostrips
    An astonishing and disturbing story , beautifully brought to the screen. Greg Wise’ portrayal of John Ruskin shows him a master of subtle manners and nuances that belie the bizarre nature of his person. Ms. Thompson’s real life husband does a great job as do all the others. Perfectly cast, the look and lighting add to the Havisham-esque quality of the Ruskin family. One huge mistake is to gloss over “Ophelia” of John Everett Millais, quoted by some as the most beautiful painting every made. One is given a pastiche of master paintings without any reference to who did them or their relation to the movie. This is a blunder, however, Ms. Thompson proves despite her fallibility, a keen observer of this true story of a young woman’s plight, in a loveless marriage and does a stunning job realizing it. With a few tweaks this could have been five stars. ( I gave it five anyway because it must have been a tremendous task to come this far) costumes, scenery etc are all superb.
  • Incomplete Effie

    By stephtruegirl
    The movie was good, but what made me give it 3 stars instead of 4 was the ending. I don't agree with where they ended Effie's story. Because of it, it made her character come off flat. They spent too much time having her stare off into the distance in scenes. Also the relationship with Lady Eastlake and John Everett Millais were underdeveloped. Besides that, I enjoyed the costumes, the scenery and the acting