By this point, it was clear that fluffy, lighthearted roles didn't seem to appeal to Cornish. Jane Campion (
) directed this John Keats biopic, which concentrates entirely on his relationship with seamstress Fanny Brawne.
The sombre pacing will doubtless be alienating for some, which is a shame as
is quite beautiful, bolstered by Campion's eye for period detail, and the performances by Cornish and Ben Whishaw, who capture the exquisite pain of young love.
Packing a punch?
If you're not at least a little moved by the pair's tribulations by the end, you may need a Voight-Kampff test.