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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 »
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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)


Adapted from Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor (Lloyd-Hughes) to leave her father's (Giamatti) pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage.

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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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22 July 2015 | by paletreesylvariSee all my reviews

I loved the novel and was looking forward to the movie. Stopped watching when I first saw Leon. This actor is too young for that role. The color of his voice, his laughter, the look on his face, the overall expression - he looks 18. That ruined the movie for me. What on Earth were they thinking?! Emma would never fall for a guy like that.

Oh, talking about Emma... Seriously? Mia Wasikowska? The same way I think they made a mistake with choosing Keira Knightley for Anna Karenina, I think she would have been much better choice for Emma, in this case.

OK, enough of bad criticism now. This movie looks expensive and very endearing for the eyes. Both, the costumes and the scenery look realistic. I would imagine XIX century France like this.

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Release Date:

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$20,841, 14 June 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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