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R| 2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves).

Cast: James Wilby , Hugh Grant , Rupert Graves , Denholm Elliott , Simon Callow , Billie Whitelaw , Ben Kingsley , Judy Parfitt

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Home Vision Entertainment

Maurice (1987)

Release Date: September 18th, 1987|2 hr. 20 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    To director James Ivory's credit, however, he has recreated that period in pre-World War I England and endowed the platonic passion between two upper-class Englishmen with singular grace in Maurice. [25 Sep 1987] show more

  • 88
    Boston Globe

    The team of producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory has created another classy film of a classic novel with their stunning adaptation of E.M. Forster's Maurice. [24 Sep 1987] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is so well made and acted, because it captures its period so meticulously. show more

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