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Vanity Fair
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Vanity Fair 2004


From Amazon: The corsets and high waists of the 19th century meet the lush colors and visual splendor of India in Vanity Fair, a classic novel translated into modern celluloid by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding). The very contemporary Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Election) at first seems to hit the wrong note as Becky Sharp, an orphaned girl who rises to the heights of society using her quick wits and feminine wiles. But as Vanity Fair unfolds, the movie's tone embraces both period decor and modern attitudes, searching for a bridge that will carry us more deeply into a different time. It isn't wholly successful--the...

Directed By:
No image existsMira Nair
Starring:
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
James PurefoyJames Purefoy
No image existsRomola Garai
Jonathan Rhys-MeyersJonathan Rhys-Meyers
Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
Jim BroadbentJim Broadbent
Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins
Jade RamseyJade Ramsey
Nikita RamseyNikita Ramsey
No image existsRomola Garai
No image existsDeborah Findlay
Rhys IfansRhys Ifans
No image existsJonathan Rhys Meyers
Bob HoskinsBob Hoskins
Douglas HodgeDouglas Hodge
No image existsGeraldine McEwan
No image existsNatasha Little
No image existsEileen Atkins
James PurefoyJames Purefoy
Jim BroadbentJim Broadbent
No image existsJohn Woodvine
No image existsBarbara Leigh-Hunt
No image existsNicholas Jones
No image existsSian Thomas
No image existsBrian Pettifer
No image existsNiall O'Brien
No image existsKelly Hunter
No image existsCamilla Rutherford
No image existsTony Maudsley
No image existsWilliam Melling
No image existsJohn Franklyn-Robbins
No image existsDavid Sterne
No image existsTrevor Cooper
No image existsMeg Wynn Owen
No image existsSteven Elder
No image existsJonathan Phillips
No image existsKathryn Drysdale
No image existsPaul Bazely
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No image existsPaul Bazely
No image existsCharlie Beall
No image existsGeorgina Edmonds
No image existsEmilie Richardson
No image existsHelen Coker
No image existsSophie Hunter
No image existsPaul Bentall
No image existsSean McKenzie
No image existsGabrielle Lloyd
No image existsDaniel Hay
No image existsRoma Edmonds
No image existsThomas Grant
No image existsAlexandra Staden
No image existsTim Preece
No image existsTim Seely
No image existsAnu Gopalakrishnan
No image existsTom Beard
No image existsGledis Cimque

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Vanity Fair Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/31/2007)

One of the great novels of all time is reduced to a relatively short film starring Reese Witherspoon.

Becky Sharp is one of the most famous anti-feminist heroines in literary history and here she is given sympathetic characteristics and reimagined as someone who could be played by America's sweetheart.

Mira Nair totally...

(complete Vanity Fair review by Jessica Film Junkie)


Vanity Fair Movie Review by AJ (8/3/2006)

Based on William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel, Vanity Fair sports a delectable performance from the always-fantastic Reese Witherspoon (she even manages to pull off a pretty good British accent), but the rest of the movie can't keep up with the energy of its star. In fact, for the most part, director Mira Nair seems...

(complete Vanity Fair review by AJ)



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