Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)

This drama takes place in Somerset, England in 1958. Eva is a twenty-year-old woman who fantasizes about travel, painting, classic books, and the attention of Joseph Lees, her second cousin, with whom she fell in love as a girl. Joseph,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 29, 1999
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A beautifully articulated and acutely perceptive work with impeccable, carefully shaded performances.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Unbelievably boring.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This film reminded me of a Thomas Hardy type of novel that was written by someone who didn't have the writer's obvious talents.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Beautifully shot and often moving.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The strength of the film was not in its logic, but in Samantha Morton's performance as Eva.

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Eric Monder
Film Journal International

For a film about romantic obsession, Joseph Lees barely delves into the heroine's psychological state

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Michael Dequina

A rather run-of-the-mill costume drama.

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Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

Most of the performances seem a bit thin and miscast, inspiring me to wonder what this film might've been like with different actors.

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