• The House of Mirth (2000)

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Release Date: December 22nd, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2001

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

Production Co: Scottish Arts Council, Kinowelt Filmproduktion [de], Diaphana Films, Showtime Networks Inc., Granada Film Productions, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Progress, Arts Council of England, FilmFour, National Lottery, Three Rivers Productions, Glasgow Film Fund

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  • 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

  • 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.

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