Dancer in the Dark Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 973

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 120

Theatrical Release Date: 09/22/2000

Language: English

Genre: Musical, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Lars von Trier

Actors: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Joel Grey, Cara Seymour

Plot: A woman with a very mundane life accidentally kills her neighbor. -- sapien

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Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/25/2012

Dancer in the Dark is one of the most emotionally raw and heartbreaking films I have ever seen. At the same time, it is beautiful in its unwavering glimpse into sorrow and survival and the small, hopeful moments that can come within tragedy. The score itself is magical and moving and Bjork gives a totally 110% performance.

Rating of
3/4

sapien - wrote on 11/29/2008

I loved it! Mys sister told me it was an excellent, emotionally-charged movie. And, she was absolutely correct. Of course, David Morse does usually make good movies. This one makes me want to watch more Catherine Deneuve movies. I wonder if Bjork has made any other movies.

Rating of
4/4

fake_username - wrote on 02/27/2008

One of most emotionally powerful and innovative movies of all time and certianly my vote for best musical ever. If only more people had the guts to make a film like this than the cinema world would be a much better one.

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OK Rick
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Rating of
2/4

Dancing Queen

OK Rick - wrote on 02/05/2008

Dancer in the Dark is a brilliant film in which a very young Leonardo DiCaprio plays a young woman who is trying to save money for her son's fast approaching eye opera--...Folks, I am now being told that it was not Leonardo DiCaprio, but that it was Bjork who was the leading lady. I feel less awkward being attracted to her now.

In all seriousness, I really enjoyed this film. Bjork's contribution to the film, which included an amazing soundtrack as well as a resonating performance, was what made the film. The supporting cast and story were at best, marginal, but they were held up by the strength of Bjork's, "in your face!", acting and Trier's decisions behind the camera. The hand held camera could be nauseating at times, but the grandiose, yet simple, musical numbers keep you …

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Austin Shagwell
Austin Shagwell
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Austin Shagwell - wrote on 2009-03-18 18:06

I kinda loved it.and im still not sure if I sould be ashamed or proud of it.I, personally love Björk & her music, I thought her acting was surpriningly good, not great, but good.I was expecting a freaky-weird-trainwreck, but there was emotion, & darkness, & power.idk, I just have a warped ming like that I guess.

Hush
Hush
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Hush - wrote on 2009-03-15 06:28

I actually really liked this movie. Bjork, yeah she's quirky but the story was very well written. You could see just how behind the 8 ball her character was throughout the movie. If you can get past a couple flaws...good to go.

Austin Shagwell
Austin Shagwell
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Austin Shagwell - wrote on 2009-03-10 16:36

Has anyone else seen this movie?If so, what did you think?im curious to know what others thought about it.

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