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The Affair of the Necklace

Release Date: November 30th, 2001

R|2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
Romantic drama based on the controversial true story of Jeanne De La Motte Valois, a countess whose name was stripped from her by the Royal Family during the late 18th Century. The story of her fight to restore her name and proper place in society is filled with mystery, intrigue and desire, with an infamous diamond necklace at the center of it all.

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Genres: Historical drama, Romance

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

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  • The miscast (or misdirected) Hilary Swank's Jeanne takes so little pleasure in coquetry and manipulation. show more

  • The affair may have raised eyebrows all over 18th century Paris, but it's not likely to elicit more than a shrug from 21st century moviegoers. show more

  • The storytelling is hopelessly compromised by the movie's decision to sympathize with Jeanne. We can admire someone for daring to do the audacious, or pity someone for recklessly doing something stupid, but when a character commits an act of stupid audacity, the admiration and pity cancel each other, and we are left only with the possibility of farce. show more

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