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Movie Review: 'Washington Square'

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Washington Square

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Ben Chaplin, Albert Finney, Jennifer Jason Leigh
genre:
Romance, Drama, Historical

We gave it a B+

Director Agnieszka Holland brings a feminist eye to this lively adaptation of Henry James’ masterpiece about a plain young woman (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who battles her domineering father (Albert Finney) over a suitor (Ben Chaplin) who may or may not love her for her inheritance. As played by Leigh in stylized fashion, this heiress is more ”damaged” than James suggests, more ”empowered” at the conclusion. B+