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Brideshead Revisited

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Brideshead Revisited
Nicola Dove

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?