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Maurice (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 September 1987 (USA)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.

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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 Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Also Known As:

Морис  »

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Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,130,592 (USA)
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King's College, in England, permitted the production to film there after much consideration. This was not over the film's subject matter, but due to the fact that many scholars consider the novel on which the screenplay is based an inferior work. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene Mr. Ducie's Latin is incorrect. "Membrum virilis" should be "membrum virile," a Latin neuter. See more »

Quotes

Maurice Hall: I'm walking on a volcano. He's an uneducated man and he's got me in his power. Will he have a case in court, do you think?
Lasker-Jones: I'm no lawyer, Mr. Hall. You'd have to consult your solicitor.
Maurice Hall: How did a country lad like that know? Why did he come to me that one night when I was at my weakest?
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Referenced in First Love and Other Pains (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Miserere Psalm 51
Written by Gregorio Allegri
Sung by The Choir of Kings College Cambridge
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company LTD.
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Simply a must!!!!
4 January 2003 | by (Reggio Emilia, Italy) – See all my reviews

I ran into this movie a long, long time ago, watching the TV news one evening back in 1987. I felt as I couldn't miss it as soon as I realized it had been shot in Cambridge, my favorite place in the world, but all my feelings went much beyond that when I saw it. I didn't feel uneasy about homosexuality at all but it was with that movie that I finally realized it was only love, no matter whether it involved a man and a woman, or two men, or two women.... The set is magnificent, the actors at their best (a great Hugh Grant who was so great as to show how Mr E.M.Forster had become tired with Clive...), and I must say that Mr Ivory did a pretty good job with his version of the story, very well adapted. In fact I do believe the book is superior in many moments but, on the other hand, the film is far far superior in many other moments, and you can't really say this all the times. I suggest everybody should watch it and enjoy it, no matter what your sexual preferences are. A masterpiece, indeed!


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