Cousin Bette (1998)

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Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her ... See full summary »


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  • Elisabeth Shue and Jessica Lange in Cousin Bette (1998)
  • Jessica Lange in Cousin Bette (1998)
  • Geraldine Chaplin and Jessica Lange in Cousin Bette (1998)
  • Elisabeth Shue and Jessica Lange in Cousin Bette (1998)
  • Elisabeth Shue in Cousin Bette (1998)
  • Jessica Lange and Kelly Macdonald in Cousin Bette (1998)

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2 January 2007 | emma-burgin
great movie for any period film lover!
The film, actually, had excellent continuity. That was one thing I noticed since the shots were very sporadic. They always caught the character doing the same action he/she was doing before the cut. That is a hard job for any editor and takes an eye for detail.

I enjoyed the film very much. As someone who watches a lot of historic fiction, I thought the costumes (except for Bette's - if she was a costume maker, she could have made herself much better clothes) were wonderful, especially Hortense's. I enjoyed Jenny Cadine's character as well as Bob Hoskin's portrayal of Cesar Crevel.

One critique I have is that the atmosphere was not very French. Hortense could pass, but everyone else was rather English-looking. I understand they were English actors, but I feel there could have been more effort.

Bottom line: Plot was devilish and delightful. And Jessica Lange was perfect (between this movie and Hush with Gwyneth Paltrow, the woman kind of freaks me out).

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