Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl with a pearl earring is a movie based on a novel by Tracy Chevalier. The title of the movie is named after a painting by a Dutch Painter Johannes Vermeer. The story is about the girl in that picture.

This movie is directed by Peter Webber. The stars are Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Essie Davis and Cillian Murphy. If you know me, you know why I downloaded this movie…it’s because of CILIAN MURPHY. And I should say that lucky I didn’t buy this movie.

The Story: The setting was Netherlands in 1660s. Griet had to help her family by being a maid in the house of a famous painter named Johannes Vermeer. Griet became closer to Vermeer. He taught her the basic in painting. It made Catharina, Vermeer’s wife, very jealous at Griet.

Meanwhile, Griet had stolen the heart of a butcher’s son named Pieter. Pieter always tried to get close with Griet but she was a bit slow in returning his feeling. In the end, she did return his feeling.

Chatarina’s jealousy increased when she saw Vermeer’s painting of Griet and he banished her from the house. In the book, the epilogue talked about Griet and Pieter’s married and they had 2 sons.


Here’s what I think about the movie, IT’S SO BORING!!! There are only 3 things that keep me awake, if not for these 3 things I would have fallen asleep or turned off the movie. Those things are:

  • Cillian Murphy. Well, he is the reason I downloaded this movie. Too bad he only appears for about 7 minutes. I have edited the movie by keeping the scenes where Cillian shows up and deleting the rest of the movie.
  • Colin Firth. He looks really cool in this movie…he is more handsome here than in Bridget Jones Diary
  • Cinematography. The movie’s cinematography is so beautiful, it’s like looking at a moving painting.

After watching the movie, I searched a bit about the movie…and I was right, the movie won several awards for best cinematography…honestly speaking, its Cinematography is the only thing worth watching (if you are not a fan of one of the actors/actress). The story is so terribly boring. There were no ups and downs and it didn’t give any emotional mix. I fast-forwarded the movie in several scenes because I couldn’t take the boredom anymore.

I believe there are people who love this movie, but I am not the kind of person who enjoy romantic-drama kind of movie – but I do enjoy romantic comedy. So, here comes my rating over this movie…I can only give this movie

Cillian Murphy’s Special

Cillian Murphy in Girl With a Pearl Earring


      1. Thanks, I’m gonna skip this one and just find clips of Cillian on Youtube instead 🙂 I’m no ScarJo fan, either, even having Firth in this might not be enough to entice me.

        Btw, did I ever tell you one of my co-workers actually resembles Cillian? He’s got a very similar facial structure and skin tone, but of course, can’t beat Cillian’s gorgeous eyes!!

        1. Good decision!! Finding him in youtube will save you from boredom 😉

          Eh? really? I will never meet anyone resemble to him here in Indonesia 😦

          1. Hey you never know, maybe you’ll run into him near Kem Chick or Sabang, he..he.. Yeah, I just ran into that Cillian-lookalike in the hallway, he’s even a similar height as him. Now, don’t be jealous 🙂

          2. I try not to be jelous…afterall it’s not the real Cillian Murphy…I’ll be full of envy if it is him hehe.

            Yeah you’re right, maybe I’ll run into a bule that look like him somewhere in the mall 😉

  1. haha, what a fun review. I like your 3 C’s that you enjoyed in the film! I will agree that what I saw of the film dragged. I will watch it completely one of these days/months/years! 🙂

    1. Just think of Scarlett!! I bet you can finish it 😉
      I was doing the same thing when I watched it.
      I am also going to focus my attention solely on Cillian when watching NOW, his future movie with the annoying Justin Timberlake

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