The House of Mirth

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Terence Davies (DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES) triumphs with his sumptuous, painterly adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel, which is set amid the vicious moneyed classes of 1905 New York and features a heartrending, perfectly nuanced performance by Gillian Anderson as doomed heroine Lily Bart. Lily, though strikingly beautiful and socially prominent, remains unmarried at the late age of 29. She jokes that marriage is a woman's vocation, but she is conflicted between her desire to marry a wealthy man and her love for handsome, elegant Lawrence Selden (Eric Stoltz), who, unforgivably, must work for a living. Lily's options begin to narrow, however, when her backstabbing friend, Bertha Dorset (Laura Linney), informs potential suitors of her gambling debts. In a world where the slightest hint of impropriety equals social death, Lily's self-professed genius in doing the wrong thing at the right time leads to trouble. A potential solution to Lily's downward social spiral arrives when a useful secret falls into her lap. In order to save herself, Lily must struggle with her naïveté, pride, and ineptitude at playing the elite's deadly, coded game. Davies's beautifully composed, richly textured images and Anderson's skillful evocation of quiet desperation make for a visually stunning, emotionally resonant tale.

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Título del Producto: The House of Mirth

Fabricante: Anderson

Power Score: 4.3 | 5 Reviews

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This movie was a fantastic...

This movie was a fantastic adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel. "House of Mirth" skillfully portrays a young woman in late 19th century New York society who makes a few dumb mistakes, and is harshly punished for them. Gillian Anderson and Eric Stoltz were marvelous in the leading roles, and should have been at least been nominated for Oscars. But if you're looking for a movie that will make you...
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Por scarletfeather - Dec 18, 2003

Amazing movie, a must see...

Amazing movie, a must see experiance.

Por RetroPower - Jan 11, 2002

Well this movie was interesting. I...

Well this movie was interesting. I tell ya people shouldn't even worry about being super rich or super rich people, as there seems to be quite a price to pay to live in high society. Gillian Anderson gave a wonderful performance, as did Dan Akroyd. It was done like a theatric play, with straight drama, no background score or hardly any scenic wide shots. You have to be in the right mood for this...
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Por kyes - Jan 10, 2002

The House of Mirth

Despite being a period piece, The House of Mirth's depiction of social cruelty still feels chilling and relevant for today.
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By Rotten Tomatoes - Dec 31, 1969

House of Mirth, The (2000)

House of Mirth, The (2000) receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.94 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,504 movie of all time, #44 movie from 2000 and #853 Drama movie of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 101 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the movie ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other movies ranked, click on the...
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