Wide Sargasso Sea (2006)





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feature of the same name, this British production from director Brendan Maher constitutes an adaptation of Jean Rhys's seminal 1966 novel Wide Sargasso Sea - itself a prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. The Maher film, per its source novel, imagines the history and backstory of the first Mrs. Rochester, and tells how an innocent girl, torn violently between two cultures, ultimately became the infamous "madwoman in the attic" limned by Bronte. The tale begins in Jamaica of the 1830s, with Englishman Edward Rochester (Rafe Spall) arriving in Jamaica to stake out a fortune. He meets and falls hard for Antoinette Cosway (Rebecca Hall), a Creole heiress, who gives herself to him unquestioningly, and shares her dowry - including a sprawling, palatial honeymoon manor. For a time, all is bliss, but soon lust devolves into paranoid fear, betrayal, and tragedy. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
NC17 (Rated NC-17 for strong, explicit sexuality)
Drama , Television
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I LOVED IT! I loved the way they shot it. Edward seemed a bit too stiff, though I suppose that is his character. And Rebecca Hall was amazing!

Rupa Blank
Rupa Blank

This namesake adaptation of the novel has chopped the book into two halves and presents the second half-part 2 & 3- as the pre-quel story to the secret that lies in the attic room of Edward Rochester, the hardened heart that Bronte's heroine of olde, Jane Eyre, emabattles later on. In this version, the Main themes of Jean Rhys' book is eveident but not fully captured. There is the eroticism and the alienation, the brroding mood and the exotic beauty of nature, and the nature of man when he feels threatened and compromised. Performance were well done and the attention to detail of the era seem palusible. Nevertheless, most of the dialogue from the book finds its way into the film but not int tha same scenarios as in the book therefore not the ame impact the words would have had ontherwise. Still it is an adequateand sometimes cogent film.

Yoli G
Yoli G

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