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Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's newest film stars Frieda Pinto who soars as Trishna in her most revealing performance yet. Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India's largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay (Riz Ahmed) is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father's request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna's affection… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

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"Trishna engages the potent collisions of the rural and the urban, the poor and the rich, and considers how these interactions unfold in a romance and how they might also destroy it."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"A rare unsatisfying swerve from an otherwise reliably provocative career."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Unfocused and easily forgettable, this drama shows that even a likable actress can't carry a movie that undervalues its characters."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Hit the books instead."
‑ Grae Drake,
"Freida Pinto is a goddess among us, but this set-in-India version of Tess of the D'Ubervilles is just so-so."
‑ Clint O'Connor, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"While the film never delves deep enough into its characters' emotions to be truly spellbinding, it's well worth seeing."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
""Trishna" works largely on the strength of Winterbottom's clever updates of a century-old story."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found."
‑ Jonathan Lack, We Got This Covered
"Things start off promising, but, by the time the final reel rolls, Winterbottom's too-detached style seems to be willfully wallowing in oversimplified misery."
‑ Jeff Meyers, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"...Winterbottom's most gorgeous film to date."
‑ Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
"Winterbottom has complete control of the film's look and feel, but the story seems to run away from him."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A loose but nonetheless pretty faithful recasting of Hardy's penultimate tragedy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles."
‑ James Adams, Globe and Mail
"An intriguing addition to the work of an erratic but always interesting filmmaker."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Winterbottom's socially conscious, contemporary adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles is first-rate."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Freida Pinto is so incredibly pretty in "Trishna." And so incredibly boring."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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