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The House of Mirth (2000)

PG  |   |  Romance, Drama  |  7 March 2001 (France)
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A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

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Terence Davies' The House of Mirth is a tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Lily Bart is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lilly always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden. Written by Anonymous

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When a woman has the beauty men admire and women envy...it is wise to tread carefully.

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£88,920 (UK) (13 October 2000)

Gross:

$3,041,803 (USA) (6 July 2001)
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Trivia

Due to the bankruptcy of German distributor Kinowelt in 2001, the movie never had an official release in Germany (theatrically or on DVD), although there was already a German dub version created. See more »

Goofs

The film, which takes place during 1905-07, depicts several characters attending a performance of the opera "Cosi fan tutte" - but that opera was first performed in New York in 1922. See more »

Quotes

Lawrence Selden: Isn't marriage your vocation? Isn't it what you're all brought up for?
Lily Bart: You speak as if I should marry the first man who came along.
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Thanks to the staff of Kelvingrove Museum, the Lord Provost and staff at Glasgow City Chambers, residents of Kersland Street, all the staff at the Arthouse Hotel, Glasgow, and the Earls of Wemyss and March and Lady Wemyss. See more »

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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Cosi Fan Tutte: Overture
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Performed by Orchestra and Chorus "La Petite Bande"
Conducted by Sigiswald Kuijken
Courtesy of Accent Records, Belgium
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Gillian Anderson in an Oscar winning role.

I have watched this movie 4 times and plan to watch it again and again. Never have i seen such a beautiful and more moving film in my 34 years on this planet. Gillian Anderson is fantastic as the femme fatale/heroine. She gives the performance of her life and it sickens me she got no recognition for her efforts. Her subtle acting and graceful demeanour make her perfect in this role. Its so hard to get as excited about the other characters in the movie as she seems to steal every scene. I am a massive fan of Merchant & Ivory films but this production just blows them out of the water. Everybody in this film are excellent

  • the dialogue is beautifully spoken and the lack of music in it makes


it even more real and lifelike.

I can say only two words to describe this film, and i quote Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson) - " HOW DELICIOUS".


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