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Angels and Insects Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit

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A young biologist (Mark Rylance), having lost everything in an expedition to the Amazon, returns to England to find a wealthy wife and rebuild his work and reputation. He thinks he's found the gorgeous answer to his dreams (Kensit) and marries her, but gradually realizes he has plunged into a milieu drowning in secrets. He also finds himself drawn to a quiet, mysterious servant (Thomas) who may have the keys to his dilemma. The film is based on the A.S. Byatt novella "Morpho Eugenia," and is memorable not only for the fine, intense plot and acting, but the arresting costumes: the bright colors of the women's dresses very much resemble butterflies and other rare insects.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws    -   Brother    -   Wife Kind of sex:    -   incest Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British Lover is...    -   of a different social class Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt

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