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The House Of Mirth

Release Date: December 22nd, 2000

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.

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Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • 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.

  • This is very much Anderson's film. The publication of the novel made Wharton's reputation. The release of The House of Mirth should do the same for Anderson.

  • The stop-the-presses news from The House of Mirth is the number of fine performances from people you never knew had it in them. show more

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