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The Lady (2011)

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3 out of 10 Worth watching for the story
Alison from Kildare, 05 May 2012
I really enjoyed this mainly because it helped me to understand the story of Aung Sang Suu and to me more aware of the politics of Burma. It is visually good, and it is worth watching. But the acting is poor, and so much more could have been made of the sacrifice, the conflicts and troubles she endured for the sake of her country. The film runs more like a narrative but has no emotional punch. One annoyance of mine was :he has two beloved sons who appear regularly in the film mostly only to rush down or upstairs or generally rush into the arms of one or other of their parents which is pretty unrealistic for older teenage boys whose lives were made quite tumultuous with the activity and politics of their parents.
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1.5 out of 10 Ok
Myriam from Dublin, 17 Oct 2012
Agree with previous review, I think the film is worth watching to find out more about Aung Sang Suu Ki and her story, but there is something quite cliche about it. I personnally think another director could have given this story a better treatment, the film looks a bit too clean and too predictable. Somehow I found it hard to get into it as it all seemed quite superficial and not really getting under the skin of the various characters. Having said that, it is a good starting point to get an overview of the situation in Burma and one can't help but have admiration for Suu and her resilience.
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4 out of 10 A beautiful story
emer from Dublin, 03 Jul 2012
A delightful film about a very brave Lady who recently visited Ireland. It is a poignant story of a family torn apart by their beliefs in Human Rights. The photography is superb and the actors make you feel you are living the scenes.
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4.5 out of 10 Great inspiring film
Mary from Leitrim, 05 Jul 2012
I have even more admiration for the woman after watching this film a great inspiration for human rights struggle and overcoming all burmas milatary
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4.5 out of 10 Smile
michelle from Kildare, 30 Apr 2012
I really liked this film brilliant insight into what an amazing person sue was an eye opener but not for everyone so be warned.
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What's it about....
THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful...

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