The World to Come

audience Reviews

, 63% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful poem on screen
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    A story that's been done a hundred times before and better many many times.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I tried to find a way to give it five stars, but the pacing of the film was off..too slow. Some of the images were grainy. The story makes sense - loneliness can breed behavioral variations. It showed how cruel and inhuman men were in the mid 1800's when Laudanum was used to 'quiet' their wives and make them zombies/submissive. The main character female, does take a teaspoon once, but it is the other more effervescent character female who is caught by her husband and he then continuously 'feeds' her this liquid potion of pure morphine - it is stronger than heroin. Back then, when females complained, especially out in the newly pioneered West, it was a way of controlling their wives. TG, it stopped being legal in the 1900's! Many famous people - Eugene O'Neill's mother (dramatized in Long Day's Journey Into Night) was a Laudanum addict - he referred to her as a heroin addict. This tale spans mainly one harsh year - Casey Affleck does a fine job portraying Dyer, the good husband of the main female character who gets involved with the beautiful other wife - ROMANTICALLY. What they could not find in their prospective husbands, they found in each other. It is a story that merits a thorough watching/viewing as it is really true to life. Casey Affleck also produced this story. Personally, I could not stand watching the chickens being cut up nor the hides and meat taken from animals, but to survive, they all lived off the land. Highly recommend - mature audiences only!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    gives insight as to how women think and what they really want out of a relationship. you can be married but still lonely. this is true of men also. beautiful, low key poetic language. if you think it's too slow, you are not "getting" it.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Decent story and acting. Nothing too special. Not as risque as I was expecting until very ending.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The story informs well what women's lives were like in the 1850's. It does it using poetic language. And the plot's development is predictable. That said, the acting is exceptional and the slow yet deliberate approach works. I was never bored, a major compliment. And I could see it again and still be attentive.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Soulful and emotionally intimate Loved the everything about this movie. "Astonishing!"