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PG| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
Wealthy lawyer Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis) is engaged to sweet socialite May Welland (Winona Ryder) in 1870s New York. On the surface, it is a perfect match. But when May's beautiful cousin Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), who is estranged from her brutish husband, arrives in town, Newland begins to question the meaning of passion and love as he desperately pursues a relationship with Ellen, even though she has been made a social outcast by Archer's peers.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis , Michelle Pfeiffer , Winona Ryder , Richard E. Grant , Alec McCowen , Geraldine Chaplin , Mary Beth Hurt , Miriam Margolyes

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Columbia Tristar

The Age Of Innocence (1993)

Release Date: March 15th, 1994|2 hr. 18 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Day-Lewis is smashing as the man caught between his emotions and the social ethic. Not since Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" has an actor matched piercing intelligence with such imposing good looks and physical grace. show more

  • Best “performances,'' however, are given by the movie's almost agonizingly beautiful historical settings -- luxurious households, rich architecture, furnishings, ornaments, draperies, fineries and such are often more captivating than the hushed tones of the lovers. [17 Sept 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1] show more

  • After watching Pfeiffer and Day-Lewis submerge molten 19th-century sparks here, it is now conceivable that Scorsese could make compelling cinema out of “Three Blind Mice.” [17 Sept 1993, Life, p.1D] show more

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  • January 28, 2014 somaira54
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    It was an impeccable direction by Martin Scorsese. The way he depicted the 1920 era is truly remarkable. The language, sets, jewelry, all too remarkable. If anyone wants to listen to excellent english language, this is the one.A ********** for classic movie lovers

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