The mighty have fallen far in this botched biopic from the director Marjane Satrapi (who made the stunning Persepolis in 2007), the writer Jack Thorne (of TV’s excellent The Virtues) and the Gone
Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowska (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two different scientific fields. She was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. — Wikipedia
Amazon’s Marie Curie biopic is a thoroughly modern and overambitious portrait of a brilliant mind.
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Rosamund Pike stars as the Nobel-winner in Marjane Satrapi’s unfortunately by-the-numbers biopic.
Rosamund Pike plays the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in the biopic Radioactive. She took chemistry lessons ahead of time, and says it was refreshing to prepare for a role by getting “mentally fit.”
The problem is not so much Satrapi’s theatrical approach to the subject, which veers wildly from the overwrought to the dramatically compelling, as it is Jack Thorne’s abysmal script
The film, which stars Rosamund Pike, explores the adversity Curie faced as an immigrant and woman, as well as the aftermath of her scientific discoveries.
Radioactive asks big questions about the pioneering chemist’s work, but it’s ultimately more interested in her love life.
Director Marjane Satrapi’s film is based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren Redniss.
Amazon Studios releases the film on Prime Video July 24, nearly a year after its Toronto International Film Festival world premiere.
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