• Chéri (2009)


Release Date: June 26th, 2009

DVD Release Date: October 20th, 2009

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

When retired courtesan Charlotte (Kathy Bates) asks her former colleague, Lea (Michelle Pfeiffer) to instruct her son, Chéri (Rupert Friend), in the ways of love, the result is a passionate affair that lasts six years. But Charlotte arranges for Chéri to marry a younger woman, and insists the affair come to an end. Lea retreats to southern France, but destiny brings the two lovers together once more.

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Bette Bourne, Iben Hjejle, Nichola McAuliffe, Anita Pallenberg

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Pathé

Keywords: Forbidden love , Marriage , Transformation , Son , Cheeky , Growing up , Temptation ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    What is lacking in this version, with its hasty third act and abrupt denouement, is the surprise that their union may be the deepest love either will ever know. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Now that she's past 50, can we all stop holding Michelle Pfeiffer's looks against her and just admit that she's a great actress? show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Actors blossom under Frears' direction. There is no false moment or off-key note in this movie. show more

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