Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture ...
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Somerset, 1958. Eva enters adulthood with good humor, keeping house for her absent-minded father, letting her younger sister Janie in on the secrets of growing up, working at a furniture factory, and dreaming of Joseph Lees, her second cousin who's off in Africa and Italy as a geologist, but has lost a leg in an accident. She's also considering the advances of a local farmer, Harry Flite, ebullient and head over heels for Eva. She agrees to live with him and seems happy, then at a family wedding, Joseph appears, she asks him to dance, and her fantasy begins to clash with Harry's obsession.Written by
i rented dreaming of joseph lees as a fan of rupert graves. i was not disappointed. samantha morton portrays eva as fragile, passionate, and naive, pining after her cousin joseph while living with the local pig farmer harry. harry's dependency and mental illness is disturbing and vaguely unexplainable; however, graves steals the film, sympathetically and realistically playing the mysterious joseph lees, carrying his own burden of a terrible accident in which is lost his leg. the ending is powerful and worth wading through the last half hour of harry's violent, pointless insanity and eva's maddening indecision.
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