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Madame Bovary (2014)

R | | Drama, Romance | 12 June 2015 (USA)
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Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost.


Sophie Barthes


Felipe Marino (screenplay by), Sophie Barthes (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Wasikowska ... Emma Bovary
Rhys Ifans ... Monsieur Lheureux
Ezra Miller ... Léon Dupuis
Logan Marshall-Green ... Marquis d'Andervilliers
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Charles Bovary
Laura Carmichael ... Henriette
Olivier Gourmet ... Monsieur Rouault
Paul Giamatti ... Monsieur Homais
Luke Tittensor ... Hippolyte
Richard Cordery ... Abbé Bournisien
Wendy Nottingham Wendy Nottingham ... Madame Homais
Simon Muller Simon Muller ... Monsieur Dubocage
Simon Paisley Day ... Bailiff
Morfydd Clark ... Camille
Roméo Fidanza Roméo Fidanza ... Recital Singer (as Romeo Fidanza)


Bored in her marriage to a country doctor and stifled by life in a small town, the restless Emma Bovary pursues her dreams of passion and excitement, whatever they may cost.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The movie, perhaps due to length, had to omit several things from the novel. The biggest one is that Emma and Charles in fact had a baby, a girl named Berthe, before either of Emma's affairs took place. See more »


Monsieur Lheureux: This is going to be very expensive.
Emma Bovary: You will extend me credit, will you not?
Monsieur Lheureux: [slides fabric swatches toward her] Money should never be the problem - only the solution.
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Remake of Madame Bovary (1953) See more »


A Premonition
by Evgueni Galperine & Sacha Galperine
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User Reviews

kinda dull
29 November 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Emma (Mia Wasikowska) leaves the convent to marry boring country doctor Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes). Life is dull. She flirts with awkward law clerk Léon Dupuis (Ezra Miller) and has an affair with the dashing Marquis d'Andervilliers (Logan Marshall-Green). She spends outrageously beyond her means and lecherous Monsieur Lheureux (Rhys Ifans) is too willing to give her credit. Monsieur Homais (Paul Giamatti) is the pharmacist friend.

Everybody speaks softly especially Mia. Her dull life is filmed in long scenes which only accentuates the dullness and infects the movie with its dullness. At least, the dullness is quite convincing. Mia needs to pierce that dullness with more powerful passionate acting but she is going for callous and wanting. She is still the heroine. It's all very subdue. I'm no literary person and maybe she is supposed to be this way. I can't comment on the accuracy of the depiction. It would be more compelling for her to embrace the darkness. It is beautiful in a moody sunset period piece way but it doesn't have the exuberance. It's kinda dull.

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Release Date:

12 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madame Bovary See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,841, 14 June 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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