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Dorian Gray (2009)

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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

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A naïve young man. A lovelorn artist. A corruptible Lord. A deal with the Devil. It all paints a dark picture of a Victorian London and how the rich and infamous party at their peril. Here, the telling of time and its consequence of experience for life's treasures' takes its toll on the body, mind and soul. The haunting and bleak tale of power, greed, vanity and inevitable self-destruction is ever present amongst the deceit, opium dens and sin. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Forever Young. Forever Cursed.


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Rated R for sexual content including nudity, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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9 September 2009 (UK)  »

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El retrato de Dorian Gray  »

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£883,148 (UK) (11 September 2009)

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£2,819,663 (UK) (9 October 2009)
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Colin Firth and Emilia Fox, who play a married couple in this film, also starred as family members in the 1995 BBC Production of Pride and Prejudice (1995); only in that film, they were siblings. See more »

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After receiving the personalized cigarette box Dorian says "Thank you Harry". The character's name is Henry. However, both Harry and Henry are considered alternative versions of the same name. See more »

Quotes

Dorian Gray: [On a girl he saw, who just departed with a man] That was probably her husband.
Lord Henry Wotton: Yes, very sensible... People die of common sense, Dorian, one lost moment at a time. Life is a moment. There is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame.
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In the closing credits, one of the pieces of music played is listed as Haydn's "Sting Quartet" Op 76 No 4. See more »

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Version of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1913) See more »

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A Perfect Picture
Written by Flipper Dalton
Performed by Flipper Dalton
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Ben Barnes a surprising performance
29 January 2011 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed it quite well, being vaguely familiar with the story. The movie should be evaluated on its own merit as opposed to comparing it against the original story or other movies made of the story. Ben Barnes did a good job playing the evolution of Dorian when he first arrived in London to that of a corrupt heartless man towards the end. Ben Barnes has unusually dark eyes which help with the whole man-of-mystery persona. Colin Firth did a good job as the man who led him astray although his role was a bit subdued.

The period costume was also nicely done with attention to detail throughout. The house where Dorian lived also did a good job showing the contrast between Dorian's societal standing versus the whores and even his first girlfriend that he brought into the house.


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