Movies in McConomy

The Danish Girl

Friday, Feb. 26
10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 27
8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Eddie Redmayne (Lili Elbe), Alicia Vikander (Gerda Wegener), Amber Heard (Oola Paulson), Matthias Schoenaerts (Hans Axgil)
Rotten Tomatoes: 70 percent

The Danish Girl is a biographical romantic drama based on a book of the same name, which is loosely based on the lives and marriage of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as Lili undergoes sex reassignment surgery, setting her on a groundbreaking journey as one of the world’s transgender pioneers. The cast, led by Oscar-nominated Vikander and Redmayne, has been hailed as a revelation. Rotten Tomatoes says, “Vikander delves beneath the surface to explore a truly fascinating woman. And Redmayne is simply wonderful, totally convincing both as Einar and as the ‘Danish girl’ of the film’s title.”