A young woman in her late teens, a reader of novels and with high hopes of romance and passion, marries a widowed country doctor. Although he dotes on her, she is soon bored and discontent.... See full summary »
In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire (Emma Rouault) marries a dull country doctor (Charles Bovary). To escape boredom, she throws herself into love ... See full summary »
Soon after the death of his first wife (whose dowry was inadequate), Charles Bovary, a country doctor in Normandy, marries Emma Rouault, who is well-endowed in every sense. In her new home,... See full summary »
One rainy night, Emma, wife of a country doctor named Charles Bovary, keeps staring at the Marquis d'Andervilliers's invitation to his ball where she had so much fun. She is very much bored... See full summary »
Worth the watch, but not if you care for good adaptation...
A decent film, but not really worthy of the Madame Bovary name. Good in that, as the only decent French production, it has a handle on the original work, but still very weak in plot selection and handling of the characters in adapting to the screen.
Highly recommend selecting another more recent release, either from the UK or United States.
Characters such as Emma and Charles come off as very one-dimensional, and the acting for Rodolphe Boulanger de la Huchette is absolutely over-the-top bad (to the point of being utterly hilarious.) The entire film will remind you of classic "can't believe it's not butter" commercials with Fabio.
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