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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

Great adaptation of a good novel!

Author: christabel102000-1 from United States
27 January 2007

Joanna Trollope's novel "The Rector's Wife" has been made into a inspirational and moving film. Centering on the family struggles of a vicar who refuses to listen to his wife and children, this film shows the slow decay of a stagnant marriage. Lindsay Duncan's portrayal of Anna lights up the screen, showing a emotional yet understated performance. Jonathan Coy plays Peter, a man who has shut himself off from the world to avoid the pain of failure while his wife and two children pay the price. The story is told with a sensitivity and clarity that is lacking with most productions today. Finally available on DVD in the spring, "The Rector's Wife" is yet another great production from across the pond.

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5 out of 23 people found the following review useful:

Late 20th Century Religious Stereotyping

3/10
Author: Glaschu
30 August 2000

Badly stereotyped story of a thoroughly odious religious figure and a secular hero (the Rector's Wife), typical of late 20th century TV and movies. The lead character was completely unbelievable as the Rector's Wife. She appeared so completely foreign to a lifestyle which we are supposed to believe she had been living for much of her adult life. Perhaps poor casting or writing were at fault. Not having read the novel, I am unable to judge the latter aspect.

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