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Jude (1996)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  18 October 1996 (USA)
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A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. ... See full summary »

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June Whitfield ...
Ross Colvin Turnbull ...
Little Jude
James Daley ...
Jude as a Boy
Berwick Kaler ...
Farmer Troutham
Sean McKenzie ...
1st Stone Mason
Richard Albrecht ...
2nd Stone Mason
Caitlin Bossley ...
Anny
Emma Turner ...
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A stonemason steadfastly pursues a cousin he loves. However their love is troubled as he is married to a woman who tricked him into marriage and she is married to a man she does not love. Living out of wedlock, the two are rejected by the townspeople leaving them to struggle in abject poverty. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A time without pity. A society without mercy. A love without equal. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and intense depictions of death and birth | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,850 (USA) (18 October 1996)

Gross:

$405,144 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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Trivia

Christopher Eccleston (Jude Fawley) and David Tennant (Drunk Undergraduate) both later portrayed the Doctor in Doctor Who (2005). The former played the Ninth Doctor from March to June 2005 while the latter played the Tenth Doctor from June 2005 to January 2010. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jude Fawley: We are man and wife, if ever two people were on this earth.
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A tragic story told beautifully
8 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can't discuss this movie without discussing the novel of the same name. The movie stays remarkably true to the novel; from character to location. If anything, the movie enhances the novel--through Christopher Eccleston's fantastic performance we see in Jude the light of desire and the crush of defeat.

Though another review characterizes Thomas Hardy's depiction of females as misogynistic, I disagree. The character of Arabella is certainly a villain at her heart, but the character of Sue Bridehead is a mirror of our tragic hero, Jude. Through their interactions, we see not only a stunning performance by Kate Winslet, but also a relationship of equals in misery. Certainly, the males in the novel and movie are depicted at least as wretchedly as the females.

This movie draws the viewer in and gives you insight into Jude's world, from it's optimistic beginning to its tragic end. Definitely not a date movie, but absolutely fine film-making.


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