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PG-13| 2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Born to poor parents, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) has always aspired to be a member of England's upper classes. Leaving her boarding school and best friend, Amelia (Romola Garai), behind, Becky associates herself with the Crawleys, eventually falling in love with their son, Rawdon (James Purefoy). The marriage is happy at first, but deteriorates when Rawdon's fortune dwindles. Becky is then supported by the lecherous Marquess of Steyne (Gabriel Byrne), whose motives are less than pure.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon , Eileen Atkins , Jim Broadbent , Gabriel Byrne , Romola Garai , Bob Hoskins , Rhys Ifans , Geraldine McEwan

Director: Mira Nair

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features, Gramercy Pictures

Vanity Fair (2004)

Release Date: September 1st, 2004|2 hr. 20 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • In an effort to blend Thackeray and "Sex and the City," Vanity Fair ends up nowhere. show more

  • Yet something's missing in director Mira Nair's treatment -- specifically, a point of view about the material, a compelling reason for this historical excavation beyond the fact that Reese Witherspoon makes a convincing Becky Sharp. show more

  • Thackeray said that he wanted "to leave everybody dissatisfied and unhappy at the end of the story." Nair may have had other intentions, but by film's end, audiences are bound to be left dissatisfied with the choppy and confusing storytelling style and unhappy about the missed opportunity. show more

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  • November 03, 2012 Rosemary
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    This movie is so underrated. Reese Witherspoon was fantastic. Wonderful performances, glorious production, intelligent script. Somehow i don\'t even remember when this film came out. Sorry i didn\'t get the chance to see it on the big screen.

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