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Age of Consent

Age of Consent (1969)

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Release Date: May 14, 1969 Wide

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James Mason is Bradley Morahan, an Australian artist far away from home and trying to prod his muse in the bowels of New York City. Disgusted with life in the big city, Bradley decides to return to his roots and heads back home to Australia. Once there, he decides to become a Gauguin primitive and sets up shop on a deserted island on the Great Barrier Reef. To his disappointment, however, he discovers the island is populated by a drunken old harridan (Neva Carr-Glyn) and her attractive

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Drama, Classics, Comedy

Peter Yeldham

Jan 6, 2009

Columbia Pictures

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Age of Consent is never as provocative or engrossing as it should be, but there is enough of interest (especially Mirren) to make it worth a look.

February 9, 2009 Full Review Source: DVD Review
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Though it lacks the vivid touch from his earlier days, it has a surprisingly comfortable, relaxed feel, still vigorous but also at peace.

January 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A bitter comedy that has something meaningful to say about the creative nature of the artist.

May 12, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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I watched all the way through this movie before I found out that the "child" in this movie was Helen Mirren. Who knew she was young once. Actually I didn't like the movie that much. I would have preferred that the painter stayed true to his art and not thrash around with the kid at the end.
December 13, 2007
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Michael Powell's last directorial endeavor, the resurrection of James Mason's career, and the role that put Helen Mirren on the map. This beautiful little film is a must-see for a stunning Mirren alone, although it is a great comment on the 60s. Thinking about it now, as Powell's last, I see parallels with Shakespeare's The Tempest and even, perhaps, with Faulkner's The Reivers. I say again, flixster friends, this is a true must-see.
December 3, 2007
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