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PG| 2 hr. 23 min.

Plot Summary
Lily (Gillian Anderson) is a ravishing socialite who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. She seeks a wealthy husband and, in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden (Eric Stoltz). Her quest for a husband comes to a scandalous end when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a married man and is rejected by society and her friends.

Cast: Gillian Anderson , Eric Stoltz , Dan Aykroyd , Eleanor Bron , Terry Kinney , Anthony LaPaglia , Laura Linney , Jodhi May

Director: Terence Davies

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The House Of Mirth (2000)

Release Date: December 22nd, 2000|2 hr. 23 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • The House of Mirth is not one of those teacup and doily movies; it's harsh and disturbing. Davies does superlatively right by Wharton. There's blood on the walls. show more

  • Her (Anderson) performance is a study in the difference between hubris and pride, remarkable for how unshowy but profoundly devastating it is. show more

  • Terence Davies' deliberately paced, earnest adaptation of Edith Wharton's breakthrough novel quietly captures the grim complexities of New York's social world nearly a century ago. show more

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