MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,435 this week

The Chatterley Affair (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  20 March 2006 (UK)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 336 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 3 critic

The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 352 titles
created 30 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1173 titles
created 22 Nov 2012
 
a list of 141 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 2088 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie 2006)

The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie 2006) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Chatterley Affair.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hamlet (TV Movie 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The RSC puts a modern-spin on Shakespeare's Hamlet, in this filmed for television version of their stage production. The Prince of Denmark seeks vengeance after his father is murdered and his mother marries the murderer.

Director: Gregory Doran
Stars: David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie
Blackpool (TV Series 2004)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden (Morrissey) opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.

Stars: David Morrissey, Sarah Parish, Thomas Morrison
Casanova (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

Stars: Rose Byrne, David Tennant, Peter O'Toole
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A British writer pursues a young actress to Hollywood and needs all the help he can get to win her love.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Tony Peers, Steve Huison, David Tennant
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.

Director: Stephen Fry
Stars: Stephen Campbell Moore, Emily Mortimer, Dan Aykroyd
The Quatermass Experiment (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A contemporary adaptation of Nigel Kneale's seminal 1953 science fiction serial.

Director: Sam Miller
Stars: Jason Flemyng, Adrian Dunbar, Mark Gatiss
Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

Stars: David Tennant, Janet Montgomery, Marcin Dorocinski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An Italian film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic erotic novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Onorati
Stars: Malù, Carlo Mucari, Maurice Poli
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Director: Gregory Doran
Stars: David Tennant, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Anthony Byrne
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sweetnightgoodheart is a short-film about a man that prepares to make a huge change in his life; but all doesn't exactly turn out as planned and it all turns in the opposite direction from ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Zeff
Stars: David Tennant, Kate Ashfield, Diana Hardcastle
Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Rex Alexander is a top Chicago lawyer who becomes so crippled by anxiety that he takes to coaching his clients into representing themselves.

Stars: David Tennant, Deena Trudy, Dave Ballantine
Comedy | Romance | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Donald Rice
Stars: David Tennant, Sophie Hunter, David Crow
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Keith
...
Helena
...
Vera
Gerard Horan ...
Jocular Juror
David Fairweather ...
Timid Juror
Anthony Carrick ...
Older Educated Male Juror (as Antony Carrick)
...
Superior Juror
Kenneth Hadley ...
Court Official
...
...
Mr. Allen Lane
...
Mr. Justice Byrne
...
Clerk of the Court
...
Older Keith
...
Older Helena
...
Edit

Storyline

The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two fictional jurors, Helena and Keith, who become passionate lovers during the course of the trial and whose affair mirrors the themes of the novel. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 2006 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

12 Angry Prudes
9 November 2007 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

A coupled getting laid in layers:

We have the book, something fairly tepid by the standards of only a few decades later. Its a serious book.

We have the trial over its publication in Britain. It continues to remind us how penetrating government nannies can be. We can never get enough reminding. The trial presented here uses words from the actual trial, and when you see it, you see a dramatization of what really happened. Its enough to make you cry, especially with the current trend in the US to choose judges like the nitwit revealed here. This bit of the film is remarkably well done.

We have a jury-room layer, where we encounter the twelve diverse people who collectively will decide for a nation whether sex deserves recognition when depicted artistically. This part is dreadful. We see some bluster. We have a John Gielgud-like figure who eventually convinces everyone that the thing "isn't corrupting." Coming after 12 Angry Men, and knowing the importance of the event, this is pale stuff, horribly written with no clear dynamics. Its very, very bad, this.

We have a layer of two jurors, strangers who are attracted to each other. This happens before the subject of the trial is known. But as they read the book, they begin a week-long affair during the trial where they replicate the sex in the book. The woman isn't quite the class of Lady Chatterley, and actually does seem ungrounded. In fact we have no reason at all to know her, even if her part were written to reveal her. We do get to know the man, someone completely lacking in will, influenced by both the book and the woman. What's happening is that in fact, he is "corrupted" by the book, or at least the notions of the book. This could have been turned into something brilliant. But it isn't.

Then we have another layer: the two characters revisited in interviews forty years later. These are two brilliant actors and they are written deeply. This part is fantastic, but exists in only 5 minutes or so. These moments are interspersed throughout and provide a distance. Its a very good thing, this: watching, commenting.

And then there's the final layer: this is a TeeVee show. It has nudity, close to explicit sex, and all of the words that the prosecution found so repellent. The existence of this layer is a statement of sorts. Everything the prudes worried about is available on TeeVee. Hard to see who won, when this has so little actual merit.

All in all, its an intelligent construction. Too bad the writer wasn't up to it. There are some very clever notions that we can dimly see but not reach. he's no Lawrence, even though he knew how to read him.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


10 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Chatterley Affair (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?