Bernard and Doris
Bernard and Doris (2007)

Director Bob Balaban's fictional drama presents a speculative exploration of the relationship shared between wealthy tobacco heiress Doris Duke (Susan Sarandon) and her Irish butler Bernard Lafferty (Ralph Finnes) who, after just six… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 17, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2008
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

This stunner of a movie is so far under the radar you'll have to go to HBO to find it. Get crackin'. It's the hip antidote to multiplex junk such as Mad Money and Meet the Spartans.

Don Willmott

Bernard and Doris is a fun enough diversion, but it's wishy-washy and doesn't dig dive enough into comedy, tragedy, sympathy, suspense, or anything else to make it ultimately memorable.

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Rob Gonsalves

Keeps sentimentality at a minimum, and takes its potential cliches (the rich hellraiser, the gay butler) and finds something fresh in them.

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Red Lats
An OK movie - Bernard is an alcoholic gay butler who works for a tobacco heiress - Doris Duke. Over the years, Bernard lands up looking after Doris, and in… More
Sunil Jawahir
I liked it. There are no real surprises but it's light, well-acted drama without being much of a downer. Not bad for a movie made for TV but HBO usually… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]Is it just me or was Ralph Fiennes born to play a butler which he does with aplomb in the enjoyable "Bernard and Doris" which… More
Audrey Lush
A 2007 made for TV movie starring Susan Sarandon and Ralph Feines.A remarkably intriguing look at the unconventional relationship between Doris Duke,and her… More
Mark Abell
Extremely interesting bio-pic about Doris Duke (Susan Sarandon) and the relationship she developed with her butler, Bernard Lafferty (Ralph Fiennes). Both of… More