A couple living in Victorian London endure an unusual series of psychological and supernatural happenings following the birth of their child.
Mystery shifts a world filled with fantasy. “Angelica” manages to capture suspense and drama in a masterful way. Jena Malone is wonderful as the reticent Constance and a balmy mannered Ed Stoppard is the perfect complement to Malone as Joseph. The spirit of this film is set in Victorian England.
Constance and Joseph are hopeless romantics. Their love for one another is unquestionable. They marry and long for a child together. They procreate and Constance gives birth to their beautiful daughter Angelica. Complications sometimes come with marriage and parenting and those complications prove to be unavoidable for Joseph and Constance throughout the film.
Visually, the look of “Angelica” is fantastic. All of the shots are crisp and clear. The music provides the perfect background and it perfectly sets up the film’s slow tale. The story is gradually told in a polite and mannerly way and this gives the viewer the time to take in everything that is happening in the Victorian world.
“Angelica” is a wonderful piece of art written by Mitchell Lichtenstein. Feelings are interpreted with a clear conscience during the telling of this tale. Every character relays their message with a sense of seriousness that demands a response. All feelings are felt from love, joy, and triumph to pain, misery, and regret. The feelings we are supposed to feel are triggered by pivotal scenes and confidence is a mutual characteristic shared by all of “Angelica’s” characters.
Overall, this film is marvelous. Everything is perfect, from the photography to the soundtrack. The creative vision shown by director Mitchell Lichtenstein is simply superb. “Angelica” is a fantastic film and women of progression will love it.
In theaters November 17th