Sadly, the psychological transition of main characters is unclear and unconvincing. The trailer basically contains all the interesting parts of the movie, and the story on the whole feels dull and unilluminating. The screenplay is too mediocre to engage the audience.
The weak storyline is perhaps saved by the exquisitely vivid performances of Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. I also wish to give credit to the cinematography and soundtrack, perhaps the only factors of the whole movie that audience feel relatable. The slow, communicative melody that combines piano and strings works perfectly fine in revealing Lily’s struggles, unprecedentedly curious but tragic experiences, and beautiful hopes.
Overall, it is a movie worth watching for the fans of Eddie Redmayne, or those who truly enjoy the beautiful scene of European countryside.