The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. -- (C) Focus Features
Consensus:The Danish Girl serves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama.
Women's Voices for Change
The Danish Girl oversimplifies Lili's transition. If all she craves are the trappings of femininity, she is missing more than a second x-chromosome. Vikander's complex portrayal of Gerda reveals much more about the essence of being a woman.
Only when the camera is on Vikander does the film transcend its artifice. In one of the year's best performances, she imbues Gerda with such poignancy and grace that Redmayne all but fades into the background.