The Golden Bowl Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for The Golden Bowl the Movie

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2.5 4.0 from 2 reviews

Beautiful but bloodless Merchant/Ivory adaptation of Henry James' complex 1904 novel set in turn-of-the-century London. Wealthy American aesthete Adam Verver (Nolte) dotes on his only daughter, Maggie (Beckinsale), and even buys her a husband--an impoverished Italian aristocrat, Prince Amerigo (a miscast Northam), whom she loves. But, unknown to both Ververs, the prince and Maggie's best friend, the equally poor Charlotte (Thurman), had a long ago affair that gets rekindled, even though Charlotte has become the wife of Adam. A studied menage a quartre where just what anyone knows (or suspects) is never made clear.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 130 minutes.
Originally from British, United States, French.

Cast and Crew

Producers: Merchant Ivory, London, Marriage, Dads, Books to Film: Henry James, Period Piece: 1900s, Romantic Triangles, Adultery
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Nick Nolte, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Northam, Anjelica Huston, James Fox, Madeleine Potter, Peter Eyre
Tony Pierce-Roberts
James Ivory
Richard Robbins
David Stephenson, John David Allen, Lucy Richardson, Gianni Giovagnoni, John Bright, Andrew Sanders
Ismail Merchant, Merchant-Ivory Productions, TF-1 Films, Lions Gate Films

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