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This period drama is based on the real-life relationship of the great Irish novelist James Joyce and his longtime lover, Nora Barnacle. Aspiring writer James (Ewan McGregor) meets Nora (Susan Lynch) in Dublin in 1904. While she lacks James' interest in literature, she shares his frustrations about the limitations of life in Ireland, and she encourages him in both his work and in his desire to try his hand in Europe. Nora also shares James' potent sexual appetite, and James finds himself at once thrilled by her enthusiasm for lovemaking and troubled by suspicions that she may be… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lynch manages to make Nora's temperamental tempestuousness not only credible and admirable, but deeply alluring."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"A gorgeous period piece with rich, vigorous portrayals of Joyce ... and Barnacle."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A sexy, fascinating look at the life led by Joyce and Nora Barnacle."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"A convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love."
‑ Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
"Intense performances, but a literal literary downer."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"A must-see for Joyce fans, feminist historians great and small and admirers of the Emerald Isle."
‑ Bill Gallo, New Times
"A muddy tale of sex, love, obsession, jealousy, cruelty and abandonment that can keep one at a distance."
‑ David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
"Susan Lynch is a bold and daring Nora."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There isn't really anything likeable to commend it."
‑ Emma Cochrane, Empire Magazine
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