Maurice
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Director James Ivory brings his subdued, "Masterpiece Theater" style to a forbidden subject -- homosexual love. Maurice is based on E.M. Forster's suppressed 1914 novel that was held back from publication until after his death. The film takes place at Cambridge, before World War I, when homosexuality was outlawed in Great Britain. Clive (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic Englishman with a life of privilege, suddenly shocks his close friend Maurice (James Wilby) by declaring his love for him. Maurice is initially stunned by the pronouncement, but in the end finds himself giving Clive a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

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"A beautifully photographed film with top-drawer performances from a fine cast."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"ultimately it keeps us engaged and reasonably entertained"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Probably Merchant-Ivory's best film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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