After inhabiting the brilliant mind, crippled body, and determined soul of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, the freckle-faced British actor, EDDIE REDMAYNE, now morphs from the landscape artist Einar Wegener into the woman, Lili Erbe, one of the first people to undergo a risky sex change operation. Besides letting us into what it feels like to be born into the wrong body, The Danish Girl is a tender portrait of a marriage inspired by a true story. Einar’s wife, Gerda (ALICIA VIKANDER) also an artist, is forced to accept that no matter how much she and her husband love each other, he cannot stay a man, and therefore, she has to accept the loss of her husband. “The first time he kissed me,” she tells her friend, “it was like kissing myself.” But she has no idea what that will come to mean to her. Lili’s diary has become a force in the LGBT community and inspired the award-winning novel, The Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff. http://www.amazon.com/The-Danish-Girl-A-Novel/dp/0140298487
The film was billed “for mature audiences.” Too bad the man behind me snickered through most of it.