Nicola Dove
Jeff Labrecque
January 07, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Brideshead Revisited

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Jeremy Irons, Claire Bloom, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier
director
Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Charles Sturridge
author
John Mortimer
genre
Drama

We gave it a B-

In Brideshead Revisited an ambitious middle-class artist (Matthew Goode) learns how the rich are not like you and me, and his love triangle with Brideshead Manor’s aristocratic siblings, Sebastian (Ben Whishaw) and Julia (Hayley Atwell), dooms them all. Goode has better chemistry with Whishaw, and when ? Sebastian disappears ?in the last act, so does the film’s momentum. ?EXTRAS A dry commentary explains the script’s departures from Evelyn Waugh’s beloved novel. B?

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