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      Maurice

      R Released Sep 18, 1987 2h 20m Drama Romance LGBTQ+ TRAILER for Maurice: Trailer 1 List Maurice: Trailer 1 Maurice: Trailer 1 3:26 Maurice: Re-Release Trailer Maurice: Re-Release Trailer 2:21 View more videos
      82% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 87% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Maurice sensitively explores the ramifications of forbidden desire with a powerful love story brought to life by the outstanding efforts of a talented cast.

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      Donald Clarke Irish Times A triumph of the Merchant Ivory aesthetic. The cast are gorgeous. The passion is polite. The conclusion is a little surprising. Well worth reviving. Rated: 4/5 Jul 31, 2018 Full Review Larushka Ivan-Zadeh Times (UK) This elegant, heart-rending romance is now ripe for the reclaiming as a gay landmark. Rated: 4/5 Jul 27, 2018 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian Maurice is a candid, lucid, passionate film. Rated: 5/5 Jul 26, 2018 Full Review Michael Bronski Gay Community News (Boston) Maurice feels stifled, held back by its own desire to please its expectant audience. Aug 26, 2022 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) A very frustrating movie. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 6, 2022 Full Review Ian Thomas Malone ianthomasmalone.com Director James Ivory understands the political implications of his film better than anyone. Maurice rises above its predictable narrative through its resounding commitment to the idea that happiness will always triumph over a life in the closet. May 17, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Nguyen N this movie is basically the mainstay of my existence. a timeless story that stays with some people for the rest of their lives. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/26/24 Full Review David Lee K Impressive story about a forbidden love. Perfectly cast and set in the most beautiful scenery. What's not to like. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/28/24 Full Review Aria R Just watched this movie for the 3rd time and I'm speechless.. I end up crying every time Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/24 Full Review Harriet M Good movie but when Hugh Grant advertised as the star I assumed he was Maurice. Was surprised to see an actor I'd never heard of was Maurice. Also, later in film when Hugh Grant's hair was slicked back and he sported a mustache he sort of resembled Freddie Mercury. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Timothy D Maurice is a pleasant piece of queer period drama with a satisfying story and a superb cast. This film explored its subject more deeply than I expected and was surprisingly balanced. Although it properly recognized the stigma of the age, this film found a way to make a complete story without losing itself in the hardships of queer love in the early twentieth century. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review PridePosterStudios Made and released in the height of the AIDS crisis, this film is iconic in every sense of the word. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two embark on an intense but chaste affair to avoid tarnishing Clive's reputation, but eventually the relationship ends, and Clive marries Anne (Phoebe Nicholls). While visiting Clive, Maurice is drawn toward his friend's servant, Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves).
      Director
      James Ivory
      Producer
      Ismail Merchant
      Screenwriter
      Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory
      Distributor
      Home Vision Entertainment
      Production Co
      Merchant Ivory Productions
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama, Romance, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 18, 1987, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      May 19, 2017
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 5, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $45.9K
      Runtime
      2h 20m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Surround
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