Lady Chatterley
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D.H. Lawrence's once-scandalous tale of a married woman who finds herself through an affair with another man is brought to the screen in this adaptation directed by Pascale Ferran. Constance Chatterley (Marina Hands) is a lovely woman in her mid twenties who is married to Sir Clifford Chatterley (Hippolyte Girardot), a wealthy British nobleman many years her senior who is paralyzed from the waist down due to an injury sustained during World War I. While Constance loves her husband, she has grown weary of her life as a bird in a gilded cage, as well as her husband's lack of affection.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Excellent performances by everyone involved help you overlook the incongruity of French-speaking actors in traditional English settings."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A picture about passion that invites none, a picture far easier to admire than to adore."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"I was lulled by the gentleness of the film, and struck by how closely Ferran observes her characters, as well as how modern and subtle her insights are."
‑ Jon Frosch, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"O que poderia ser mais belo do que testemunhar dois seres humanos redescobrindo a alegria de viver apenas através do prazer originado por seus toques mútuos?"
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Leave it to the French to deliver the best film version ever of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Director Pascale Ferran is true to the spirit of the book and gives us an eyeful, of both the glorious countryside and the lovers' physiques."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"The relationship ...becomes more intriguing somewhere in the movie's third hour, but getting to that point is too much of a chore."
‑ Sean Means,
"extremely suspenseful"
‑ Don Willmott,
"Pascale Ferran's lovely, 161-minute adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel moves with its own unique rhythm."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Lusty D.H. Lawrence adaptation for adults only."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"The beautiful scenery complements the intimate scenes even as the story becomes something we've all seen and read in so many books and films. Yet, its candid conversations about sexuality are what places Lawrence's protagonist in a class by herself."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Like a sprawling afternoon spent reading Lawrence, Ferran's film is a welcome and often enthralling escape -- for Connie, and for us."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Alas...the lady comes across here as a simple-minded girl instead of an achingly vulnerable woman of possibilities."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Full-frontal nudity fights a losing battle for screen time with lingering shots of squirrels, lizards, ferns, moss and other less salacious aspects of the natural world in 'Lady Chatterley,' a movie that is extremely generous toward its characters."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Although the film is capable of sustaining our interest throughout, the viewer may find it lacking in some of the transcendence Lady Chatterley's lust is supposed to inspire."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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