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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

1h 51m
Drama, History, Comedy
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The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Poster

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

1h 51m
Drama, History, Comedy
The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain, whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever.
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Claire Foy
Emily Wain
Andrea Riseborough
Caroline Wain
Toby Jones
Sir William Ingram
Sharon Rooney
Josephine Wain
Aimee Lou Wood
Claire Wain
Hayley Squires
Marie Wain
Stacy Martin
Felicie Wain
Adeel Akhtar
Dan Rider
Asim Chaudhry
Herbert Railton
Crystal Clarke
Alicia Simmonds
Richard Ayoade
Henry Wood
Julian Barratt
Dr Elphick
Dorothy Atkinson
Mrs Du Frayne
Nick Cave
H.G. Wells
Jamie Demetriou
Woodville Jr.
Directed By: Will Sharpe

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Bragison says...
one year ago
I was expecting this film to be a silly, whimsical biopic about a funny man, and I was not disappointed; but what I wasn't expecting was just how beautiful and tragic a tale it would be. By the end my chin was hurting from trying not to cry in front of the old ladies in the small cinema. I loved everything about this film. The visuals and music were beautiful, Benedict continues to impress (I watched this 12 hours after The Power of the Dog, so that alone was a religious experience), and seeing Taika Waititi and Richard Ayoade in the same film is something I didn't know I needed until now.
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FK :) says...
one year ago
A beautiful and sensitively told film of a man’s struggle to survive this world and, above all, keep creating. He changed the British perception of cats and, even though the film is of course tragic, it’s also a great reminder to keep trying in this finite life!
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r96sk says...
one year ago
Flew by, did 'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain'. It's a well paced film that holds solid emotion to it, while it's nicely acted by the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy. I dig the costumes/set designs too. It also gets bonus points for cats, because... cats. It's not a perfect film, for example the humour is quite off, but it's definitely an interesting watch. I knew nothing about Louis Wain beforehand but that didn't hamper my enjoyment, fwiw. Cumberbatch is very good as the main man, he brings across all the quirkiness and necessary emotion of Wain. Foy supports strongly, I loved her in 'The Crown' so I'm happy to see more of her. Speaking of that television show, her successor on it, Olivia Colman, is also involved; as narrator. Andrea Riseborough also stood out to me, while I note the appearances of Toby Jones, Adeel Akhtar (Wilson Wilson, to me!) and, unexpectedly, Taika Waititi. I almost gave this 3½*, but I think 3* is about right. Good film.
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plittlefield says...
one year ago
An awards worthy movie that is both heart warming and heart breaking. This is a film that demands your attention and yet gently takes you on a journey through the surreal life of a real person. Honestly, the tears came flooding and if Benedict doesn't get an Oscar nomination for this... then I am a cat. 8.5/10
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Featured User Reviews

2 years ago
**Full Analysis at SpotaMovie.com** - **Intro** - The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is inspiring and offers us important lessons to learn for our lives. It's elegant, poetic and romantic. A must-watch. - **The Story** - The movie tells us the true story of the eccentric artist Louis Wain. We are in More
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