Sylvia Flops At Uk Box Office
The Hollywood superstar made the biopic of acclaimed poet SYLVIA PLATH just after her father BRUCE suddenly died in November 2002, and has often said she was very proud of the intense drama.
But cinema-goers in Paltrow's adopted home have stayed away in their droves, and now executives at BBC FILMS are wondering what went wrong.
"But Sylvia has not got any of the buzz that those films did. It hasn't got any BAFTA nominations, for example."
The film was served mixed reviews on both sides of the Atlantic - British tabloid THE DAILY MAIL scathed, "Gwyneth Paltrow does her best within her limited range as an actress, but only once does she tap into Plath's black rage," while the NEW YORK OBSERVER's ANDREW HARRIS praises the film for "offering a wondrously illuminating artistic experience for its ideal audience."