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Wit

7 Ratings: 4.9
A movie directed by Mike Nichols

Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-winning script is faithfully adapted to the small screen by director Mike Nichols and star Emma Thompson in this HBO special. Thompson plays Vivian Bearing, a professor of 17th Century poetry specializing in "the Holy … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Drama Movies, John Donne, Emma Thompson, Margaret Edson, Ovarian Cancer
Director: Mike Nichols
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 2001
4 reviews about Wit
review by . October 18, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
A student of mine bugged me for an entire school year to get this and watch it. I did--and felt I'd been gut punched by the end. Thompson is brilliant, believable, amazing and inspiring in this role. Bravo, Emma. Thanks for being willing to take on this project. The film is exemplary.
review by . December 19, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Thompson & Nichols     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: _______________     “How are you feeling today?”       “Fine”      That’s a pretty simple question and answer, people say it thousands of times. In fact, it has become so repetitive, I really wonder if it is done by rote. I really wonder if people want to hear the answer and when you do answer, I wonder if they even hear …
review by . April 04, 2002
Perhaps of all types of courage required in the human condition, none surpasses the courage required to be stripped down to the spiritual bone of one's ego. In Wit, both the character, Vivian Bearing, and the actress, Emma Thompson, have this rare brand of courage. In an age when our female stars in the entertainment industry tend more and more towards cosmetic fluff, Thompson restores my faith in the woman of quality. She has... wit. She has intelligence, she has class, she has style. Her dedication …
review by . July 15, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
If you were fortunate enough to see Wit on HBO, then you probably agree that it made you a better person. Wit takes you through the horrible journey of cancer, down to its rawness, to its darkest moments. Incredibly, though you would think so, this movie was not depressing...it was uplifting. The intelligence and inspiring idea's behind Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson) is that you can find irony and humility within the written word. She is a literary professor that takes her studies very seriously, …
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