The film had its world premiere on 14 December 2001, and was released theatrically in the United Kingdom on 18 January 2002, and the United States on 29 March 2002. It grossed $16.2 million on a $5.5 million budget and received positive reviews, with praise towards the performances. For his role as Bayley, Broadbent won Best Supporting Actor
at the Academy Awards
. The film also picked up nominations for Dench as Best Actress
and Winslet for Best Supporting Actress
When the young Iris Murdoch meets fellow student John Bayley at Somerville College, Oxford
, he is a naive virgin easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent. Decades later, little has changed and the couple keeps house, with John doting on his more famous wife. When Iris begins experiencing forgetfulness and dementia, however, the devoted John struggles with hopelessness and frustration,
and becomes her caretaker, as his wife's mind deteriorates from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease
received positive reviews from critics, with a 79% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes
from a sample of 110 critics, and an average rating of 7.09/10. The website's critical consensus states, "A solidly constructed drama, Iris
is greatly elevated by the strength of its four lead performances."
The movie received a Metacritic score of 76 based on 30 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Awards and nominations
- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Judi Dench
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jim Broadbent (won)
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Kate Winslet
1. Best Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe Awards record
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- ^ "Iris (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes.
- ^ "Iris (2001)". Metacritic.
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