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      Mrs. Dalloway

      PG-13 Released Sep 4, 1997 1h 37m Drama List
      71% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 57% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings First seen in Virginia Woolf's novel, Clarissa Dalloway (Vanessa Redgrave) looks back on her youth as she readies for a gathering at her house. The wife of a legislator (John Standing) and a doyenne of London's upper-crust party scene, Clarissa finds that the plight of ailing war veteran Septimus Warren Smith (Rupert Graves) reminds her of a past romance with Peter Walsh (Michael Kitchen). In flashbacks, young Clarissa (Natascha McElhone) explores her possibilities with Peter. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Director Marleen Gorris and screenwriter Eileen Atkins have done a remarkable job of suggesting the inner mental jumble Woolf strove to convey and constructing an exterior narrative of luminous beauty. Rated: A- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy Variety A highly romantic, deeply melancholy drama, the film offers psychological and existential insights about the inevitable effects - and price - of life choices. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Jan Stuart The Advocate It's a complicated strategy -- the film manages to jump three time frames and locales before the end of the opening credits -- but it works. Jun 1, 2022 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 3/5 Oct 1, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 4/5 Jun 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kathy P I was disappointed. I haven't read the book and in reality the movie should be able to stand alone. It lacked any real depth of characters, an opportunity missed in portraying PTSD, depression, women's limited choices, sexuality and unrequited love. A remake might be able to do wonders with the basic story background this movie gave. Hopefully the book would provide more depth, but possibly not, however you shouldn't need to read the book to understand the characters of a movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Vanessa Redgrave can deliver an internal monologue like no one else. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Pauline B Don't like Vanessa Redgrave. Slow Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/17 Full Review Audience Member This adaptation of Virginia Woolf's signature novel of the same name is a beautiful narrative about the titular matriarch's reflections on her choices made in her younger life one afternoon before her evening party, marred only by a peculiar subplot involving a shell-shocked soldier. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Watched the first half twice as E fell asleep the first time .... actually it's a difficult read turned into a difficult film, so a second look at the opening was a good way to get a handle on the structure and intention. It's well acted and no doubt true to the novel, which was no doubt groundbreaking in its day. It's more about message than character: and it didn't really speak to me from this time and place. The trials and tribulations of posh folk in the Twenties - nope. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked "The Hours" better, but this is a good movie. Its set in the period between WWI and WWII, and to me it seems Victorian, so realize that. Understand that it focuses on two people who don't know each other: Septimus a shell shocked veteran, and Clarissa an upper class housewife. Also understand that the movie jumps back and forth between the past and the present of Clarissa's life. If you understand that you will be understand the movie. Kind of a downer, but makes you think about what is important to people. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis First seen in Virginia Woolf's novel, Clarissa Dalloway (Vanessa Redgrave) looks back on her youth as she readies for a gathering at her house. The wife of a legislator (John Standing) and a doyenne of London's upper-crust party scene, Clarissa finds that the plight of ailing war veteran Septimus Warren Smith (Rupert Graves) reminds her of a past romance with Peter Walsh (Michael Kitchen). In flashbacks, young Clarissa (Natascha McElhone) explores her possibilities with Peter.
      Director
      Marleen Gorris
      Producer
      Stephen Bayly, Lisa Katselas Paré
      Screenwriter
      Virginia Woolf, Eileen Atkins
      Distributor
      First Look
      Production Co
      First Look Pictures Releasing
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 4, 1997, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.3M
      Runtime
      1h 37m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Surround
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