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Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society, Clive gives up his forbidden love, Maurice (pronounced "Morris") and marries. While staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice finally discovers romance in the arms of Alec, the gamekeeper. Written from personal pain, it's E.M. Forster's story of coming to terms with sexuality in the Edwardian age. Written by
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This film, from the E.M. Forster novel, was Merchant-Ivory's follow up to their 1986 hit "A Room with a View", and bears the typical Merchant-Ivory slow pace and splendid period detail. Essentially, its a love story about Maurice (James Wilby), who is struggling with his homosexuality. He harbours a secret crush for his university friend (played by Hugh Grant), but in this era (early 1900's), when homosexuality was a criminal offense, the pair must suppress their feelings. The story, although quite simple, is very moving, and the ending is truly beautiful. The love scenes, between Wilby and Rupert Graves (playing the beautiful, working-class Scudder)are tasteful yet stirringly erotic. The actors are afforded a literate script by Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James Ivory, and as such the performances are uniformly excellent. Wilby in particular makes his character heartbreakingly real.
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