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Film Review - The Danish Girl


Three years ago, director Tom Hooper tried to wrap his arms around the world with his ambitious adaptation of the hit musical, “Les Miserables.” With “The Danish Girl,” Hooper takes a break from bigness to inspect the life and times of Einar Wegener, who eventually transformed into Lili Elbe, becoming one the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery in the 1920s. It’s an intimate story that demands careful handling, and perhaps Hooper is too respectful of the conflict at hand, as his approach to “The Danish Girl” is to treat the effort as a museum piece, draining the tale of life as the picture slowly welcomes melodrama. Read the rest at


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