Madame Bovary (1991)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Romance

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In nineteenth-century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire marries a dull country doctor. To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner and a law student, and runs up ruinous debts.




  • Isabelle Huppert in Madame Bovary (1991)
  • Isabelle Huppert in Madame Bovary (1991)
  • Isabelle Huppert in Madame Bovary (1991)
  • Isabelle Huppert in Madame Bovary (1991)
  • Isabelle Huppert in Madame Bovary (1991)
  • Madame Bovary (1991)

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4 January 2013 | PadmeAgnes
| Beautiful dress design
The story is slow, but so is the book.

What made this movie for me a good reflection of the original, is Isabelle Huppert acting. I felt her joy, anticipation, misery and over-reactions. It honored the complexity of this character. One part of me wanted to like her and understand her. The casting of her husband was perfect, watching him annoyed me too. The other part wanted to shout "get on with it, woman." Next to the slowness, I disliked the casting of Rodolph because there wasn't a single moment that I liked him but there again, story-wise that wasn't such a bad element.

Although one should mainly rate a movie on film merits, I can't help being a fashion lover. Next to Isabelle Huppert, my other main reason for the 8: the dress design is gorgeous.

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