Bride of the Wind
Bride of the Wind (2001)

Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) delivers this fact-based drama about one of the most fascinating private lives of the 20th century. Alma Schindler (Sarah Wynter) was one of the most renowned young beauties in turn-of-the-century… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 8, 2001
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Consensus: Bride of the Wind drags for its length, and Alma, rather than being the proto-feminist the film wants her to be, comes across more as a dilettante of mediocre talent.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Alma Mahler is flirting again.

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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News

Watching it is like walking, walking, walking down a never-ending aisle.

Christopher Null

Sarah Wynter doesn't quite have the chops, Bruce Beresford doesn't quite have the heart, and the audience probably doesn't have anywhere near the level of interest.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

An often silly and oddly tepid biopic from director Bruce Beresford.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The filmmakers' limited notions of genius, simple humanity and, probably, feminism seem to have defeated everyone involved.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Never successfully answers what Alma Schindler had that drew composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, writer Franz Werfel, and painter Oskar Kokoschka to her.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

As Sarah Wynter plays Alma, it's difficult to see what all the hue and cry was about.

Melinda Bargreen
Seattle Times

The turgid Marilyn Levy screenplay ... induced giggles at the screening.

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Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Beresford and his screenwriter, Marilyn Levy, have a wealth of compelling material at their disposal. But somehow the film doesn't quite cohere.

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