Elegy Synopsis
A beautiful student (Penélope Cruz) awakens feelings of sexual possessiveness in an aging professor.
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Elegy unabashedly explored lust/love/affairs, fear/commitment, beauty/art, and mortality. The underlying message that nothing stays the same nor lasts forever - expertly communicated by director...

Voluptuous insight into human relationships

By movies4less
Penelope Cruz is simply a stunning beauty. Ben Kingsley provides the backcloth to the beauty within Penelope's character when life happens as one is trying to make plans for (or avoid) something...


By bmuniz
This is a poem of mourning for the movie Elegy: Great actors not acting greatly in roles plundered from novels past leave me tired, sleepy and wanting things to end. I mourn the loss of feeling...

Absolutely Amazing

By Allison_In_Brooklyn
The acting in this movie is absolutely amazing. You can really feel for each of the characters and crawl underneath their skins. I admit that I thought it was a bit slow at first but then I became...

Work of art

By curlysunset
This movie is a work of art stating that life is ever evolving due to death. The death of Ben Kingsly and his former self when Penelope comes back is terrific to watch on the big screen. This movie...


A truly great movie. All the performances were memorable. Kingsley was so on target with the melancholy of growing old and still having that sexual lust while recognizing his flaws and short comings....

What a GREAT Movie!!

By danny_de50
Just got back from seeing this. I like all the actors in this flick, and heard Ben Kingsley talk about this on NPR. It sounded good from the interview he did and I was not disappointed. This is an...

Wonderfully expressive film

By MEPAustin
I loved this film. Both characters are wonderfully developed as the movie progresses. If you are over 40, I think this movie will especially touch you regarding the areas of aging and relationships....


By bjlowy419
A " must see " for those who enjoy an intellectual movie that is psychologic ally challenging....

Must see if you are over 40

By starrkist
When I see a movie in limited release, especially with acclaimed and award winning actors, I wonder why it's limited. After viewing this film I realize that it is not intended for general audience...

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Rated R | For sexuality, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Brainy, mature, emotional film tackles sex, love.
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