Wide Sargasso Sea Movie Review Summary

Actors: Karina Lombard, Nathaniel Parker, Rachel Ward, Michael York, Rowena King, Martine Beswick

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Based on the Jean Rhys novel, WIDE SARGASSO SEA is a film co-written and directed by John Duigan in 1993.
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The setting is Jamaica 150 years ago. A British young man, Edward Rochester, comes to Jamaica in order to marry Antoinette Cosway, a young girl coming from a ruined family of planters. Both leave for the Jamaican countryside in the until then abandoned Cosway mansion. The couple gets along pretty well until the day Edward is contacted by Antoinette's half-brother who tells Edward that Antoinette is coming from a family of lunatics. Edward, being more and more homesick, starts to more closely observe his wife's behaviour. Suspicion and lies will soon completely destroy this once happy marriage.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage going to pieces Lover is...    -   mentally ill/retarded

Main Character

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


Europe    -   Yes Jungles?    -   Yes Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   seeing full frontal--men Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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