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Sons & Lovers (2003)

An adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence classic.

Director:

Stephen Whittaker

Writers:

Simon Burke (screenplay), D.H. Lawrence (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Lancashire ... Gertrude Morel
Hugo Speer ... Walter Morel
James Murray ... William Morel
Rupert Evans ... Paul Morel
Esther Hall Esther Hall ... Clara Dawes
Lyndsey Marshal ... Miriam Leivers
Keeley Forsyth Keeley Forsyth ... Annie Morel
Marjorie Yates Marjorie Yates ... Mother Morel
Matthew Beard ... Young Paul
Roderic Culver Roderic Culver ... Reverend Heaton
Georgina Chapman ... Louie
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ... Mrs. Leivers
Bob Mason Bob Mason ... Mr. Jordan
Wayne Foskett ... Baxter Dawes
Heather Bleasdale Heather Bleasdale ... Mrs. Anthony
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An adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence classic.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fii si indragostiti See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The ending of part two, with British soldiers going off to the Great War, shows the film is set slightly in advance of the book: novel was published in 1913 - the War did not occur until 1914. See more »

Goofs

A brief shot in part two of engine coming head-on toward camera shows concrete railroad ties. Concrete ties would not be used for many decades to come. See more »

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Version of Masterpiece Theatre: Sons and Lovers (1981) See more »

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Some nice nudity, shame about the script!!
12 February 2003 | by richard_wrightSee all my reviews

Now I know what you're thinking, but don't worry I'm not some kind of pervert, just a guy who is trying to find a redeeming feature in this mess. The made-for-TV adaptation of D.H Lawrence's classic(?) novel was broadcast over 2 nights on the ITV channel here in the UK and is a long winded thing indeed with scene after scene of boring talk which didn't seem to move the plot forward one iota and a performance from ITV drama stalwart Sarah Lancashire (ex-Coronation Street) which seemed to consist of her staring at the camera with those puppy-dog eyes of hers trying to elicit a reaction from the audience along the lines of "Poor her" as her character experienced humilation upon humiliation. The only good part of this long slog through the early part of the 20th century was that one of her sons had some pretty hot looking girlfriends who kept removing their corsets for pointless yet entertaining nude scenes, this at least kept me awake during the second installment.

If you think I'm being unfair, take a look at some other D.H Lawrence films that originated from his books e.g Women in Love and The Rainbow then come back and tell me which scenes were most memorable in them for you. Was it the brilliant acting? The great period detail? The romantic storylines? No? Well then, you can see my point!!


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