Continuing from yesterday’s article, lets take a look at some more of Dakota Fanning’s career highlights.
Now is Good
In this film we meet Tessa a young girl whose fight with leukemia seems to be drawing to a close, however it is not she who is winning. Playing opposite the sexy Jeremy Irvine, Tessa confronts her finals days of living with vigour and sadness. The film focuses on the desire to be loved and the interplay between loved ones as they watch someone slowly die. Dakota’s role is both moving and powerful as she voices the anger of someone whose own body is failing them and at the same time entraps them. This is a beautiful film and shows Dakota can take on a more adult role with passion.
This is an interesting piece of cinema. Whilst many have labelled it a piece of right-wing propaganda aimed at rousing distrust in the green movement, I feel it showcases an often untold story. It follows three environmentalists as they plot to bomb a dam and the unfolding events which lead the group to commit murder. The film has a good progression to it as the snowball effect begins to mount. How one good intention of preserving the environment led to mindless bloodshed? Too often this is the case and I think this film takes an educated viewpoint on the inner workings of some young so called eco-terrorists.
The Last of Robin Hood
This biographical drama about actor Errol Flynn stars Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon. The story follows Flynn’s sometimes uncomfortable relationship with the seventeen Beverly Aadland. This is a very mature piece of acting by Dakota Fanning as she plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The question remains was Beverly in love with Flynn or was she merely seducing the star to acquire a boost into the industry? Sarandon’s role as mother is also interesting as she fights this seemingly un-kosher state of affairs, but is she truly fighting or is this all part of her daughters game of seduction…
Based on a true story, this film (written by Emma Thompson) follows a young Effie Gray who marries a famous art critic John Ruskin. After five years of a love-less marriage she meets her “Mr right” and begins a long drawn out battle to win the right to marry him. But the year is 1855 and divorce is a sin. The knives are drawn as Effie must now fight public criticism and face social rejection all in the name of love. Many critics are heralding this film a success and I too wish to add my voice to chorus of praises to the entire team behind this magnificent piece of British cinema.
You can watch Effie Gray in cinemas TODAY!!!!