MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,880 this week

The Republic of Love (2003)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 435 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 12 critic

A story of love and enchantment set in the coldest of winters, it explores the issues, dilemmas and barriers facing the lucky and unlucky in love in the 21st Century, based on the novel of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screen story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3141 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 400 titles
created 23 Aug 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 512 titles
created 23 Nov 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Republic of Love (2003)

The Republic of Love (2003) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Republic of Love.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Water I (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Director: Deepa Mehta
Stars: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas
What Girls Learn (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Lee Rose
Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Scott Bakula, Alison Pill
Sins of the Father (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Thirty years after the event, Tom Cherry finally breaks his silence to discredit his father's alibi for the night a bomb was planted in a Baptist Church in Alabama in 1965, killing four ...

Director: Robert Dornhelm
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Richard Jenkins, Brenda Bazinet
My Louisiana Sky (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A girl comes to terms with her mentally challenged parents.

Director: Adam Arkin
Stars: Juliette Lewis, Kelsey Keel, Shirley Knight
Love Thy Neighbor (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman moves to a gated community following a violent home invasion, but encounters sinister problems with her new neighbor.

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Alexandra Paul, Shannon Lawson, Gary Hudson
The Round Tower (TV Series 1998)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Set in mid-1950's England, this story tells of the wealthy, socially upwardly-progressive Ratcliffe family. Their youngest daughter, seventeen year old Vanessa, feels alienated from her ... See full summary »

Stars: Emilia Fox, Ben Miles, Jan Harvey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a paedophile approaches her daughter in an on-line chat room, a homemaker (Annie Potts) poses as a lonely teenager to help expose sexual predators.

Director: Joanna Kerns
Stars: Annie Potts, Michael O'Keefe, Carl Marotte
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Thomas is a young computer specialist who spends most of his (spare?) time on the net. He logs regularly on Cathy's site and apparently runs a very strong - but platonic! - relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Mathias Ledoux
Stars: Edward Furlong, Emilia Fox, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Director: Deepa Mehta
Stars: Sarah Allen, Randeep Hooda, Gulshan Grover
Mayday (TV Movie 2005)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, an errant missile strikes a state of the art passenger jet. The flight crew is crippled or dead. Now, defying both nature and man, a handful of survivors must achieve the impossible: Land the airplane.

Director: T.J. Scott
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Dean Cain, Kelly Hu
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

January, 1910. The Jones family attends a meeting of the Theosophy movement in Benares, India. There young Indy befriends a young boy named Jiddu Krishnamurti who is presented by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Deepa Mehta, Gavin Millar
Stars: Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth de Sosa
Drama

A family in Mumbai is forced to put their baby up for adoption, while a family in San Francisco raise a child born in another country.

Director: Deepa Mehta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. French
...
Mother #1
...
Mother #2
...
Mother #3
...
...
Betty
Alec Stockwell ...
Mike
...
Fay
...
Peter
...
Ted
...
Richard
Kenneth Wickes ...
Mr. Duff
David Huband ...
Sammy
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Maeve
...
Gary Woloschuck
Edit

Storyline

A story of love and enchantment set in the coldest of winters, it explores the issues, dilemmas and barriers facing the lucky and unlucky in love in the 21st Century, based on the novel of the same name by Pullitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields. Tom is a charismatic late-night radio talk show host, whose unconventional upbringing has made him a little too quick to fall in love and marry, resulting in three divorces before the age of 40. Fay is his total opposite; her romantic ideal has not yet been attained and is unlikely ever to be due to her impossibly high expectations as a result of living with the perfection that is her parents' rock solid marriage. This unlikely pairing proves the rule that in love, there are no rules and the couple meet and fall deeply in love at first sight. All is faultless, until Fay's parents' marriage breaks down suddenly, out of nowhere, after 40 years of wedded bliss. Fay and their relationship are thrown into turmoil. Will Tom be able to persuade... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Geography is destiny

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 2004 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

I dimokratia tou erota  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Emilia Fox (Fay) is the real life daughter of Edward Fox (Richard). See more »

Crazy Credits

For Carol Shields (1935-2003) See more »

Connections

Features Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Messiah
Composed Written by George Frideric Handel (as George Frederick Handel)
Performed by The All Saints Anglican Choir
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Deepa Mehta's limited vision
19 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Republic of Love sadly confirms my suspicion that Deepa Mehta is a director of limited talent and vision. The film is dramatically and emotionally inert - a far, far cry from Carol Shields source novel. Certain sequences - for example, the lamentable nonsense about mermaids in the museum - are little short of embarrassing, with Mehta seemingly unable to construct convincing relationships. Certain sets look as if they were built on very limited budgets. The whole thing isn't helped by weak decisions in the casting department. Emilia Fox is cold and fails to convince us of any of her character's passion. Bruce Greenwood struggles to convince us of his heterosexuality. And Edward Fox is

  • well - just plain terrible. His accent sounds as it was trained at


the Dick Van Dyke School of Elocution. A major misfire. Avoid.


7 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is a first! foxystoat
Bruce Greenwood worked derlang
beautiful story of love and life dastrat
Great Book Too hamiltonfish
Fay movie80
Discuss The Republic of Love (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?