Cousin Bette
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Acclaimed theater director Des McAnuff made his feature-film directorial debut with this period comedy-drama adapted from Honore de Balzac's novel La Cousine Bette (1846) about a jealous and bitter spinster who attempts to destroy the romance between her niece and a Polish sculptor. In Paris of the 1840s, spinster Bette Fisher (Jessica Lange) steps in to "take care" of her relatives after a decline in the Hulot family fortunes, mainly due to wastrel Hector Hulot (Hugh Laurie). After penniless sculptor Wenceslas Steinbach (Aden Young) marries Hector's daughter, Hortense (Kelly… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"Plays more like a crinolined episode of 'Dynasty.'"
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Disappointing black comedy, based on Balzac's novel"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A revenge drama, with Lange's Bette pulling the strings."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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