Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 

Themes: old Hollywood, the price of fame, love and opportunities

Trigger Warning: Domestic abuse, car accident, homophobia 

''  I am absolutely under no obligation to make sense to you''

Just imagine you've stayed in New York for work opportunities but you get none. Your ex-boyfriend left you behind, you feel lonely and conflicted about the future.

Then one day, your boss announces you an old hollywood icon wish to talk to you about an auction she's settling. Crazy right ? And once you arrive at her place, she offers you her life story, with fame and million of dollars coming along the way. Sounds too good to be true ? Either this celebrity is deluded... or she has an hidden agenda.

 

While the audience is as confused as Monique and follows her thoughout the novel, make no mistake; This is Evelyn Hugo's tell all: her fears, her mistakes, her dreams and her love(s). Between a glamourous and wealthy life, is hidden deeply scars and issues rooted in Hollywood.

Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor's background, filled with newsapper articles about gossips or scandals related to Evelyn and divided in seven sections, her character-exploration allow us to both hate her and root for her. To feel the need to reach out to her for a hug while slapping some sense out of this woman. That's how complex she is and how she makes you feel about herself.

But remember dears, you don't have to understand her. You simply have to listen. Her seven husbands are the key... or are they?

 

BEWARE! Spoilers:

* With all the teasing and drama, I honestly never thought Evelyn and Celia would end up finally together. With that being said, they made me dream, scream, smile and cheer ( the infamous TV scene).

*Monique's connection with Evelyn was interesting but I wonder if the latter kept an eye on her after the car crash or if she found her trace later on ?

*Evelyn's fate wasn't a suprise per say but I wish she would have left with a big ''fuck you'' to the Hollywood industry.

 

Rating system: 4.8 out of 5 Academy Awards