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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

Nov 4, 2003

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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drags unbearably

October 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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A poignant study of the war between the sexes

July 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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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.
February 12, 2013
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