Cousin Bette
Cousin Bette (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 12, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Noh
Film Journal International

Plays more like a crinolined episode of 'Dynasty.'

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Emanuel Levy

Disappointing black comedy, based on Balzac's novel

Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

A revenge drama, with Lange's Bette pulling the strings.

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Kevin M. Williams
Jessica Lange plays a family's dowdy ugly duckling, given the short shrift habitually, who's as mad as hell and not going to take it anymore in this… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Cousin Bette" starts in 1846 in Paris where Bette(Jessica Lange) declines an offer following the death of her sister(Geraldine… More
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