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Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

2 Ratings: 4.0
Drama movie directed by Peter Webber

You wouldn't think a movie could look like a Vermeer painting, butGirl with a Pearl Earringis filmed with an amazing range of luminous glows that evoke the Dutch artist's masterworks. Of course, it helps that much of the movie centers on Scarlett … see full wiki

Director: Peter Webber
2 reviews about Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)
review by . May 27, 2004
Definitely a mood piece, this lemon-tinted celluloid confection relating to the genesis of Vermeer's masterpiece, "Girl With A Pearl Earring", provides mere mortals not only a glimpse into 17th century Flemish life, where the formula creating great art relies on the not-so-constant variables of fickle patron, tight-fisted mother-in-law, and an insecure ever-pregnant wife, but a silent communication between a visionary and his inspiration.     For dialogue plays second-fiddle …
review by . May 13, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
What seems like another movie, where nothing really happens, this is a gem in the sea of unappetizing costume movies, with harsh fake lighting and CG effects.We see the Vermeer family through the eyes of Griet, played by Johansson. The doe eyed pale girl, hardly speaks yet conveys so much emotion. Her purity stands out in this role, she is labored by hard chores, a woman hungry patron, who's interested in her (he commissions the painting, of which this movie takes title of) Vermeer's jealous wife, …
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