Young Goethe In Love
Young Goethe In Love (2011)

Germany 1772 - the young and tumultuous Johann Goethe (Alexander Fehling) aspires to be a poet but after failing his law exams, is sent by his father (Henry Huebchen) to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. At first, he tries to do… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Stylistically, the most engaging aspect of the picture is Stölzl's direction.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

What was Sturm and Drang then veers close to camp and kitsch now.

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Witney Seibold
CraveOnline

It's just as gorgeously shot, just as clever, just as frothy and dynamic as the period pieces of 15-20 years ago.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An old-fashioned romance that's easy to like even if you have no interest in German literature, illegal duels or the more romantic aspects of committing suicide.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

The story of a talented but not yet mature young man who stumbles upon the topic that would lead to his fame: love, and the loss of it.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Fans of "Shakespeare in Love" should receive this one warmly. I would watch it again.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Pain plus time, this film reminds us, can result in poetry.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Like a porcelain dish commemorating a famous person, this biopic has little to teach us about the great German writer but sure makes him look adorable.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Really nice, beautiful, and essentially true story about a great mind. A classic style love story produced in a literate, artistic, and tasteful manner...much… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
In 18th century Europe, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe is a young scholar with abundant affection, but challenged by a competition. Iambic, but considerably… More
Walter M.
With Johann Goethe(Alexander Fehling) in short order flunking his doctoral exam and being rejected by a publisher, it is no wonder that his father(Henry… More