Madame Bovary (2014) Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Madame Bovary (2014)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sex scenes and mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Mme attempts a status update.

  • Starring:

    Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Miller, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green, Laura Carmichael, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Richard Cordery

  • Directed by:

    Sophie Barthes

  • Running time:

    118 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Suicide (overdose). Hunting, an animal is throat-sliced (implied/heard). Gunshot sounds. A man twists a child's ear. Screaming. Beating (domestic violence) mentioned. Blackmail, lying. Blood/gore: Spurting blood. Bloody knife/elbow/clothing. Animal blood/organs/head/hoof. Broken elbow, club foot/tendon surgery. Burn marks. Bleeding, leeching, convulsions, botched surgery, gangrene, amputation mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex scenes, woman in bath. Kissing, flirting, dressing. Shirtless male, topless female (bare breasts). Infidelity/adultery. Sexual favours mentioned; reference to sex as 'part of nature'.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Poison consumed (suicide). Alcohol (beer, cider, wine, spirits, champagne); alcohol used as anaesthetic. Gambling (poker).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Slavery reference.

  • THEMES:

    Extra-marital affairs, suicide, class, society, status, convent life, poverty, debt, surgery, exhaustion, selfishness, blame, inheritance, loveless marriage, ambition.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother/father mentioned. Wedding setting. Taxidermy bird, horse. Manure. Based on Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Lucid, enveloping, measured, absorbing, slow-burning, classy, brooding, realistic, refined, respectful, quasi-faithful, somber, intelligent, interesting, attractive, passable, watchable. Unsympathetic performance from Mia Wasikowska, exquisite visual sense, spare/sumptuous production design, earthly lensing, bleak/socio-realist style, meticulous attention to period detail.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Inessential, miscast, calculated, passionless, uneven, disappointing, tedious. Streamlined narrative, heavy-handed symbolism, restrained/flat/enervating tone, frustrating accents, lacking emotional intelligence, ending revealed in first scene.

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