Based on William Thackeray novel, VANITY FAIR is a film directed by the Indian director Mira Nair in 2004.
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A young girl, Becky Sharp, raised in an orphanage, tries to climb up the echelons of the London society. She seduces the men she encounters and finally marries Rawdon Crawley, a soldier and a gambler, who should inherit from her wealthy aunt. But Rawdon is disowned once her aunt hears about his marriage with Becky. A few years later, Becky meets The Marquess of Steyne who'll introduce her and Rawdon to the London aristocracy. When the Marquess wants Becky to pay him "in kind" for his help, Rawdon leaves his wife.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler
Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) is a humbly born English girl who climbs the rungs of early 19th century society by her wits. She starts as a governess, marries somewhat upward into the Crawley family, and somehow garners the patronage (and later suffers the demands) of the Marquess of Steyne (Byrne). Becky's fortunes contrast with those of her childhood friend Amelia Sedley, whose husband George Osborne (Rhys-Meyers) is proud and unsympathetic to her. Directed by Indian director Mira Nair (Mississippi Masala, Monsoon Wedding), this 2004 version of Thackeray's classic Victorian novel is colorful to the eye, but weak.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus