Electrical Life of Louis Wain

Cumberbatch excels once again at breathing life into a sorrowful genius.

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public's perception of cats forever. Moving from the late 1800s through to the 1930s, we follow the incredible adventures of this inspiring, unsung hero, as he seeks to unlock the "electrical" mysteries of the world and, in so doing, to better understand his own life and the profound love he shared with his wife Emily Richardson (Claire Foy).
PG-13
Genre
Bio-pic, Drama, Art & Artists
Runtime
111
Language
English
Director
Will Sharpe
Writer(s)
Simon Stephenson, Will Sharpe
Cast
Taika Waititi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrea Riseborough, Claire Foy
FEATURED REVIEW
Monica Castillo, TheWrap

Cumberbatch plays Wain as a bashfully sweet but strange eccentric. He’s a childlike figure who, once fascinated by something, is wholly transfixed by it, a part Cumberbatch plays very well. He stiffens and shortens his words when uncomfortable; when trying to fit in at a men’s club, he inevitably ...

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