House of Mirth Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for House of Mirth the Movie

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The treacherous world of high society is the backdrop for savvy social climber Lily Bart (Anderson), who seeks to match her wits with an eligible bachelor's money in early 20th-century N.Y.C. Stoltz plays friend Selden who is not quite up to snuff financially for Lily, and Aykroyd, a well-heeled and seemingly well-meaning married "friend" who offers her investment advice. . .but at a hefty price. To make matter worse, a high-profile social maven (Linney) uses Lily to distract her husband from her own infidelities which puts Lily's reputation in jeopardy. With powerful friends lining up against her and her gambling debts piling up, the innocent Lily soon finds her once promising social position compromised. Disturbing but involving story made all the more so by Anderson's performance. Based on the novel by Edith Wharton.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 140 minutes.
Originally from British, United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Edith Wharton, Period Piece: 1900s, New York, New York, Marriage
Screenplay
Terence Davies
Cast
Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jodhi May, Elizabeth McGovern
Cinematography
Remi Adefarasin
Director
Terence Davies
Other
Paul Hamblin, Michael Parker, Monica Howe, Don Taylor
Producer
Olivia Stewart, Showtime Networks, Granada, Arts Council of England, FilmFour, Glasgow Film Fund, Sony Pictures Classics

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