Brothers Grimm (2005) short review

Really not as bad as everyone’s said!  It’s definitely a Terry Gilliam movie, with the twisted humor that entails, and you can definitely tell that the studio hacked at the script and the editing.  Nonetheless, it’s a spooky and silly tale of the famous fairytale collectors reimagined as supernatural Nancy Drews.  The costumes are fab, most especially Monica Bellucci as an evil queen.  The film is set in the Napoleonic era, and costumer Gabriella Pescucci (always wonderful) does a great job of creating convincing lower class wear that is suitably influenced by the high waistlines etc. of the era.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.