Dakota Fanning stars as the teen bride of middle-aged Victorian artist and critic John Ruskin — an eccentric genius who refused to consummate their marriage — in the new historical drama Effie Gray, written by and costarring Oscar winner Emma Thompson.
In this exclusive Movies for Grownups clip from the film, opening April 3, Effie (Fanning) receives some spectacularly unhelpful marriage tips from her new mother-in-law ( Julie Walters).
Thompson plays Effie’s friend, Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, who urges the girl to get out of her loveless marriage to Ruskin ( Greg Wise) so she can pursue the handsome young hunk — painter Russell Tovey ( Tom Sturridge) — with whom she could find true happiness.
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