The Danish Girl – The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
Q-Tips say: We liked it. It is slow and most middle America will not like it let alone understand it. They are just getting used to the “gay” issues. It is a good movie that show the emotional difficulty the “transgender person” went thru along with the partner. Mrs. Q says: A movie that is very well acted by both major characters.
“The Danish Girl” follows Ina as he and his wife are both painters. His wife Gerta, who is much more acclaimed, is on the verge of being seen by great companies, as she deals with her husband slowly wanting to become a woman. Over the years, she drew him as a woman for her portraits, and one day it just clicked. Based on the true story, it is always hard to criticize the events, but when your film solely relies on the dramatic heft over some of the very important details, it will suffer greatly. There were many elements, mainly due to the script itself, that felt very emotionally charged with not enough explanation to make you fully understand what the characters are going through. Tom Hooper directs this film, and while he does a fantastic job and the cinematography is incredible, the substance did not pay off in the way I believe it should have. In the end, this is a very interesting true story that should have had much more dialogue to explain some of the actions of the characters. Sometimes you need to say a little more. In the end, it is a fine film with what should have been a dramatically effective ending, that I was not connected to at all, due to its odd pacing and underdeveloped story. “The Danish Girl” is really just Oscar bait, but the performances I will admit are magnificent! Well cast!