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Madame Bovary (2014)

R | | Drama | 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.

Director:

Sophie Barthes

Writers:

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

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Cast

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 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)
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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.

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Genres:

Drama

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

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Germany | Belgium | USA

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pani Bovary See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This is actress Mia Wasikowska's 5th period drama set in the 19th century. See more »

Quotes

Monsieur Lheureux: Each moment you don't possess what you love is a moment not spent in love. And a heart without love is a heart without a voice. No song, no life.
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Connections

Remake of Madame Bovary (1974) See more »

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The Marquis
by Evgueni Galperine & Sacha Galperine
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Oh Lord, This is Excruciatingly Bad . . .
27 September 2015 | by mkd002See all my reviews

Casting is totally off. Charles Bovary is supposed to be a large, good-natured, undemanding drudge of a man, hard-working and country bumpkin-ish without any slim, well-tailored glamour. Instead we get this svelte, firm, and resolute executive type with patent-leather hair. (Don't know if he ever did it, but the young Gerard Depardieu is the perfect physical type.) This is important because her spouse's rustic dullness as she perceives it has to be seen in the actor chosen. The Emma character has no obvious allure in this adaptation. Why are these men so attracted to her beyond an impression that she'd be "easy"?

The whole plot involving Leon's legitimate reasons for visiting the house is mangled, as is the genesis of the attempt by Charles to correct Hippolyte's medical issue and the surgery's outcome. Boneheaded decisions abound, such as the decision to change the sumptuous, romantic ball that quickened Emma's economic and sensual envy into a grubby, sweaty stag hunt. Worst of all its many bad decisions, this film totally eliminates the Bovarys' baby daughter Berthe, whose existence is essential to our understanding of how huge the final tragedy really is and its domino effects far beyond Emma and Charles.

I rarely write reviews but, when such violence is done to one of the great works of world literature, I do get annoyed. Apart from a bit of recognition for production values including cinematography, sets, location detail, costumes, I have to give this sloppy, bloodless and point-missing attempt the welcome it deserves.


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