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Brideshead Revisited - Movie Synopsis & Plot

A provocative and suspenseful drama, “BRIDESHEAD REVISITED” tells an evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era. In the film, Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode, “Match Point,” “The Lookout”) becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw, “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”), and then his sophisticated sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell, “Cassandra’s Dream” and the upcoming “The Duchess”). The rise and fall of Charles’ infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars. Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson co-stars as Lady Marchmain.

MOVIE REVIEW

Matthew Goode, Anna Madeley, Ben Winshaw and Emma Thompson star in the romantic drama Brideshead Revisited, based on the book by Evelyn Waugh and a 1982 mini-series starring Jeremy Irons. Thompson delivers a small yet powerful performance and director Julian Jarrold creates a compelling yet ultimately subdued picture that possesses good character development but little intensity.
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