Brideshead Revisited

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Brideshead Revisited
A condensed version of the famous novel, this British period drama is set in the years around World War II. It explores issues of class, religion and sex, when a middle-class man has a mostly-platonic relationship with an upper-class male friend, before discovering that his friend's sister was much more interesting. The friend took this badly, seeking refuge in mind-altering substances, while the siblings' mother disapproved of both relationships. However she found herself forced to rely on the lover to get her son back.

133 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Matthew Goode, Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Greta Scacchi
Director
Julian Jarrold
Screenplayeremy Brock, Andrew Davies, based on the novel by Evelyn Waugh
MusicAdrian Johnston
CinematographyJess Hall
EditingChris Gill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2008
Produced by2 Entertain, BBC Films, Ecosse Films, Hanway Films, Screen Yorkshire, UK Film Council

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageVery infrequent, mild, low impact
NudityVery brief, no close-ups, very frequent, no impact
SexBrief scene of implied sex, very frequent, in context.
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
10
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
15
Cape Times
Geoffrey McNab
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
24.com
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconA good, sound example of the British period drama; mid-range Merchant-Ivory, you could say.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconBrideshead Revisited is handsomely produced and extremely well-acted.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconBrideshead Revisited is a worthy, although not superior, motion picture.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNeeding more time likely best suited for the mini-series or original novel form.
11
Metacritic.com
32 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
104 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSuspenseful and beautifully mounted, Brideshead Revisited does an able job condensing Evelyn Waugh’s novel.
13

What the People say

Internet
1076 Netizens quote iconA great manor house doesn't always translate into a great film
14

Average .. 59%

12

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