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The World to Come (2021)



Critic Consensus: The World to Come is made from ingredients that will be familiar to fans of period forbidden romance movies, but they're given fresh life thanks to an excellent cast.

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In this powerful 19th century romance set in the American Northeast, Abigail (Katherine Waterston), a farmer's wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Vanessa Kirby) find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free-spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott), when together their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other's lives they never knew existed. Directed by Mona Fastvold and scripted by Jim Shepard and Ron Hansen, THE WORLD TO COME explores how isolation is overcome by the intensity of human connection.

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Critic Reviews for The World to Come

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (40)

A portrait of two loveless marriages with two absolutely stone-cold men.

August 4, 2021 | Full Review…

It is a film to remember for its passion - for its belief that those tiny snatches of pleasure are worth holding onto, even if the rest of the world might never believe them even possible.

July 30, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's a satisfying literary intelligence at work.

July 25, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Gothic thrills are both subtle and properly gut-churning.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It celebrates female desire wrestling to be free of its cage.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Makes terrific and tactile use of the landscape - rural Romania plays the eastern United States here - with brutal winters, springtime clotheslines, and clandestine woodland encounters.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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