See it if Passionate artistic discourse motivates young femme USA artist to defend her choices to older French impressionist arbiter.
Don't see it if Like a lackadaisical mill through an art gallery, the enjoyment depends upon set pace and prior knowledge. Just a pleasant passage of time.
See it if You want to see some reproductions of Cassatt's paintings.
Don't see it if You want to learn much of anything about these artists, or the independents. The acceptance of Americans in Paris. The acceptance of women
Score: 92 "'The Independents' casts a spell. In the guise of artistic inspiration Ward has written the story of two people, and in the guise of quiet drama he has invoked the magic of artistic inspiration. It will make you crave an afternoon at the Metropolitan museum."
Score: 80% "Natasa Babic as ground-breaking American artist Mary Cassatt and André Herzegovitch as the renowned Edgar Degas presented a delightful biopic of their relationship and artistic travails set in late nineteenth century Paris."