Madame Bovary (1991)
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as Emma Bovary
as Charles Bovary
as Leon Dupuis
as Charles Bovary's Mother
as Widow LeFrancois
as Lieuvain, Advisor
as Madame Homais
as Master Guillaumin/Notary
as L'Abbe Bournisien
as Mother Rolet Nourrice/Nurse
as Father Rouault
as Master Hareng/Gentleman-Usher
as Doctor Canivet
as The Blind One
Critic Reviews for Madame Bovary
Chabrol's ostensibly placid version of Madame Bovary invests Flaubert's portrait of stifled womanhood with unmistakable flintiness. It chafes against the beautiful images with perfect irony.
The beautiful Isabelle Huppert never quite catches the Flaubert vibe.
Audience Reviews for Madame Bovary
Even though much of the novel is gone -- this film, in my opinion, is the best film adaptation of Flaubert's "perfect" novel. However, at times, it feels as though Chabrol is a bit too enraptured with Huppert's beauty and the pacing is thrown off. Still, a masterful work.
I found it to be a slow movie, and I really didn't like the portrayal of the heroine, though that could just be the accurate representation of the character from the book (which I have not yet read). Sometime later in the movie, I just took the DVD out and stopped watching it, which I *never* do.
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Interesting and well-acted.
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