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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother J. K. Rowling, her bid to become a published author, and her rise to fame that followed the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The film aired on Lifetime on July 18th and was criticized for being too lacklustre (mainly down to the fiercely private author having no say in the production) but it also shed some light on her personal life and featured scenes such as her highly abusive first husband and the death of her mother. The eponymous J.K. Rowling is the world's first billionaire (in terms of US dollars) author and the films inspired by her books have been the highest grossing films of all time. Poppy Montgomery reportedly got blue contact lenses to play the role of the highly influential author.
Style: sentimental, serious, sincere, touching, realistic, based on true events
Plot: multiple sclerosis, writer's life, rising to stardom, family relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise to the top, single parent, ends with biographical notes, school, single mother, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, abusive relationship, strong female presence, fictional biography, christmas, harry potter, domestic violence, female writer, unemployment, death of mother, writing a book, archive footage, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe

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