The young Iris Murdoch (Winslet) met and fell in love with John Bayley (Bonneville), a shy young man who was enthralled with her outgoing personality and ways. After the two married, Iris went on to become a famous novelist and philosopher with John always at her side. As the couple aged, Iris (Dench) began to experience forgetfulness and dementia but her ever-devoted husband John (Broadbent) never left her side. Told through the eyes of her husband, this is the true story of the life of an extraordinary woman and the devotion of the man who loved her. Based on John Bayley
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture has a soft character, though detail can be nicely rendered. Colors are nicely balanced, and complement the period of the story with rich and warm hues and deep blacks. Edge enhancement and pixelization create distractions throughout. Dirt, scratches, and film grain, which are inherent in the source element, are noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)
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