Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on a novel of the same name by Maria Semple. The story is about a genius architect who stopped building because of a particular incident and how this affects her life and relationships. Cate Blanchett as Bernadette is absolutely delightful. Judy Greer as her daughter Bee does justice to her character from the book.
The film is a slightly condensed version of the book but you still abhor the character Elgie that Billy Crudup has played.
I would have loved to see more of Audrey. She and Soo Lin had good parts in the book that would have been interesting to see on screen but I understand they had a time limit to keep. I had enjoyed the book and loved the movie too.
The cinematography, the direction and dialogues are all beautiful. Visuals from Antarctica are breathtaking.
I feel you may get more out of the film if you have read the book but my husband who hasn’t read enjoyed it a lot anyway. Highly recommended if you like offbeat films.
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Movie Title: Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Written by: Richard Linklater as (screenplay by), Holly Gent a (screenplay by), Vincent Palmo Jr. as (screenplay by) (as Vince Palmo), Maria Semple as (based on the novel written by)
Main Cast: Cate Blanchett as Bernadette Fox, Billy Crudup as Elgie, Emma Nelson as Bee, Kristen Wiig as Audrey
Year of Release: 2019
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country of Origin: United States of America
Running Time: 109 minutes
Production Company: Annapurna Pictures, Color Force
Distributed by: Annapurna Distribution
Image Source: Screenshots taken from the movie.
Reviewed: Aparna Kunal Jain