Madame Bovary Movie Review Summary

Actors: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy, Jean Yanne, Lucas Belvaux

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Based on Gustave Flaubert novel, MADAME BOVARY is a movie written and directed by Claude Chabrol in 1991. This film earned a nomination for the Academy Award in the Best Costume Design category.
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Emma, the daughter of a farmer, marries Doctor Bovary. Soon, the young woman is bored by the monotonous life her husband is offering her. Emma, an avid reader, dreams of romantic affairs with interesting men. A few months later, she begins to cheat on her husband with Rodolphe Boulanger and Leon Dupuy, a lawyer's clerk, but the intensity of her love will scare both men who'll abandon her when the usurers will harass her. Emma Bovary will not fulfill her dreams of happiness in this life.
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Script Analysis of Madame Bovary

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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