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Vanity Fair

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Vanity Fair

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
141 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/01/04
performer:
Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Purefoy
director:
Mira Nair
distributor:
Focus Features
author:
6691
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Mira Nair’s adaptation of William Thackeray’s satiric 19th-century novel borders on perky — in a dull, safe tonal choice for the story of Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon), a conniving go-getter whose fall is as precipitous as her rise.

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