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2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Based on Henry James' novel, Merchant-Ivory's The Bostonians tells the story of Olive Chancellor, a 19th-century Boston woman dedicated to the suffrage movement who takes Verena Tarrant, a radical young woman, under her wing. But her cousin, is a male chauvinist who wants to marry and domesticate the young woman and a battle of wills ensues over her future.

Cast: Christopher Reeve , Vanessa Redgrave , Madeleine Potter ,

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Almi Pictures

The Bostonians (1984)

Release Date: February 17th, 1998|2 hr. 2 min.

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  • 80
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    By the end there isn't anyone to cheer for, except the makers of this thoughtful and absorbing piece of work. [02 Aug 1984] show more

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    The filmmaking team of director James Ivory, screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and producer Ismail Merchant, remained loyal to James, assembled a brilliant cast and created one of the best films of the year. [10 Aug 1984] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Intelligent and subtle. show more

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