Lifetime’s GEORGIA O’KEEFFE Early Review

Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE is a new Lifetime original movie, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons, which will premiere on Saturday, September 19 at 9pm on Lifetime.

I got a chance to take an early look at the movie and I think it is absolutely one of the better Lifetime movies that I have seen.

Georgia O’Keeffe follows the life of, who else, famous artist, Georgia O’Keeffe (Joan Allen) and her 20-year love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz (Jeremy Irons).

Georgia O’Keeffe is really a character study. We first meet Georgia O’Keeffe at the very beginning of her career and throughout the movie we come to know her and her life as she evolves to become the world-known famous painter.

Of course the key to a character study is to have really strong actors that can make a simple scene fascinating to watch. And that’s exactly what Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons achieve. This of course comes as no surprise since they are both brilliant actors. But even so, it’s always a nice surprise when you find yourself drawn into a story and caring about characters that you only met five minutes ago.

I already knew about Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings, but I didn’t know about her life. And now, because Joan Allen portrayed her so true to life, I feel like I know her, which makes me want to take out my art history books and take a new look at her paintings.

As for Jeremy Irons, he found the perfect balance between making Alfred Stieglitz unlikeable, but still showing his flaws and endearing side. For all the heartache he brought to Georgia O’Keeffe, I think it’s important that the audience understands why she still loves him, and I think Jeremy Irons achieves that.

I also really enjoyed watching some of the art created by Georgia O’Keeffe in the movie. Now I know that it’s not a big part of the film, but I think it illustrated perfectly what was inside her, plus it’s just beautiful to look at.

Overall, I really enjoyed watching Georgia O’Keeffe. The story was simple, yet compelling, and the acting was nothing short of brilliant, which actually makes me think that there could be some awards in the future of the film.

Don’t forget to watch Georgia O’Keeffe on Saturday, September 19, at 9pm on Lifetime.