Summary: An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.
This is going to be a short review.
The Cast and Characters. I think the characters are inconsistent in how they are written. Considering the fact that the movie starts off with a sole focus and then does something different, it makes the characters and their motivations shift, but not like it would in a real human person. I think the acting is way better than the characters.
Dane DeHaan as Jan van Loos. It was cool seeing him as a leading romantic man and he’s good, like he always is good. His accent was pretty good.
Alicia Vikander as Sophia Sandvoort. She’s good too. Delicate but also passionate and crazy.
Christoph Waltz as Cornelis Sandvoort. Good actor, his character is a little sad at times, like emotionally and just like… “that’s sad” lol, Waltz has a good balance of appearing menacing but also a sad and desperate man.
Jack O’Connell as Willem. A young fisherman or whatever, he gets into the tulip business to make things great with his girl. He leaves for a while but when he’s around, he’s optimistic and likable.
Holliday Grainger as Maria. I probably liked her the most. She’s narrating the movie. She’s lively, sassy and seems to be loyal and I think she got the most development. Holliday Grainger was great, I think she was probably a standout in the film.