Madame Bovary

2014, Drama/Romance, 1h 58m

69 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Over the years, Flaubert's Madame Bovary has proven an exceedingly difficult novel to film -- and this version adds another disappointing entry to the list. Read critic reviews

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Trapped in a loveless marriage and desperate for excitement, a doctor's wife (Mia Wasikowska) seeks love and fulfillment outside the bonds of matrimony.

Cast & Crew

Rhys Ifans
Monsieur Lheureux
Logan Marshall-Green
Marquis d'Andervilliers
Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Charles Bovary
Olivier Gourmet
Monsieur Rouault
Paul Giamatti
Monsieur Homais
Sophie Barthes
Screenwriter
Felipe Marino
Screenwriter
Paul Brett
Executive Producer
Anders Erden
Executive Producer
Anne Sheehan
Executive Producer
Tim Smith
Executive Producer
Bill Lee
Executive Producer
Brooke Ford
Executive Producer
Andrij Parekh
Cinematographer
Evgueni Galperine
Original Music
Sacha Galperine
Original Music
Valérie Ranchoux
Costume Designer
Christian Gasc
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Audience Reviews for Madame Bovary

  • Feb 28, 2016
    A poor adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel, Madame Bovary is monotonous and cliché. The story follows a young woman who marries a country doctor, but finding her new life unfulfilling, she starts to spend recklessly and seeks out new lovers. Mia Wasikowska gives a strong performance but the character is underdeveloped. The film never really delves into the why behind her infidelity and excessive spending, which makes her come off as a rather shallow character. And the dialog is quite dry, with no passion to it. However, the film looks beautiful; with elaborate costumes and set designs. Also, the score does a good job at setting the mood and tone. Yet despite its first class production values, Madame Bovary has no heart.
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