Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)

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Director John Duigan brings Jean Rhys' difficult 1966 best-selling novel to the screen. It's a story meant to be a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre, surmising what drove the first Mrs. Rochester mad in that novel. In Jamaica in the 1840s, slavery has been recently outlawed. Plantation owner Annette Cosway (Rachel Ward) has become so poor that she marries a rich, boorish Englishman whom she does not love. Her husband, Paul Mason (Michael York), is a sexist, racist tyrant who … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Bronwyn Murray, Carole Angier, Jan Sharp, John Duigan, Shelagh Delaney
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2003
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast


as Antoinette Cosway

as Edward Rochester

as Annette Cosway

as Paul Mason

as Aunt Cora

as Christophene

as Amelie

as Daniel Conway

as Young Bull

as Machete Man

as Fanny Grey
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Critic Reviews for Wide Sargasso Sea

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | April 16, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Wide Sargasso Sea

I was attracted to the movie as I recently learned about what and where the Sargasso Sea is. There is not much to learn watching this movie however. Well perhaps you learn not to be born in the mid 17th century, and to treat your slaves with a little compassion.

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