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Vanity Fair (2004) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Gabriel Byrne, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Bob Hoskins

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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



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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