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Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

NC-17 | | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 16 April 1993 (USA)
A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is ... See full summary »

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A young female landowner in 1840s Jamaica marries a just-arrived Englishman to avoid losing her property. All seems to be perfect, love arises, and happiness is on the way, but she is hiding an old secret regarding her childhood and her mother. Slowly, this secret begins to erode this perfect relationship and, perhaps, her mother's story will begin again...with her. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Rated NC-17 for strong, explicit sexuality | See all certifications »

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$1,610,792 (USA)
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The picture was classified and rated with a restricted NC-17 rating in the USA due to its explicit sexual content. Distributor Fine Line Features decided not to appeal the decision in order to try and gain a lower classification rating to make the movie marketable and able for younger audiences to attend. The New York Times reported "Fine Line Features, the art-film division of New Line Cinema, has accepted the rating for 'Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)' which includes male frontal nudity". See more »

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Lush Erotic Masterpiece
17 August 2000 | by (Stockton, California) – See all my reviews

"Wide Sargasso Sea" is a very elegant, sexy, melodrama about the meaning of love. Young Creole girl Antoinette Conway is married to Englishman Edward Rochester, and the two move to her coastal home in Jamaica. Seeds of doubt are placed in Edward's mind by servants a mysterious man sending letters about Antoinette's mother, who went insane, and Edward fears that Antoinette, like her mother, will go mad. He turns a cold shoulder towards her, and unknowingly destroys his wife. Kinda slow, but worth it, it makes you think and has the feel of a gothic potboiler.

"Wide Sargasso Sea" is Unrated for graphic sexuality and nudity.

NOTE: "Wide Sargasso Sea" is available in R-Rated and Unrated versions. The R-Rated version trims out two minutes of sex scenes, while the Unrated versions keeps them in.


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