My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

DVD - 2017
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The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian


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Daphne du Maurier had a way of making the reader as paranoid as her characters. This adaptation is no exception, and it has a really pretty cast. Suggested by Lindsey A.

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Dec 15, 2018

mediocre at best. Muddled.

Dec 04, 2018

Rachel Weisz's talents are wasted in this muddy Gothic romance/possible murder mystery as she plays a femme fatale, newly arrived from Italy, who's suspected of poisoning her former husband. Lots of arguing that leads to nowhere. The two leads' romance is unconvincing and there's a misunderstanding of what they want from each other.

Jun 17, 2018

Ditto on a previous comment: "What was the point of resources being used to make this film"

May 31, 2018

Excellent film based on the book by Daphne Dumarier. Beautifully filmed, lovely costumes, great acting.

May 18, 2018

Have not read the book by Daphne Du Maurier, nor do I remember seeing the two previous depictions (1952 movie and a 1983 four part tv mini series).
Although there was impressive quality acting, I found the young English man to have been too easily misled under the charms of Rachel. It did not show enough of a transference from an accuser to falling in love, for me to care or have sympathy for this young man. Too brash and unlikable.
Rachel Weisz was again very impressive with her subtle and controlling role.

Mar 08, 2018

Read the book, I could not put it down. The movie does not do the book justice.

Feb 13, 2018

What was the point of resources being used to make this film which, while nice to look at and well-acted, was devoid of content?

Jan 28, 2018

Intriguing story with a twist. Rachel Weisz plays the part well.

Dec 09, 2017

We'd recommend this slightly, but not strongly. It just didn't have the impact we expected. The acting was good and the sets and costuming as well. It moved a tad slow (but that is expected) and built up, but the ending was not completely satisfying. We didn't see the original film, nor read the classic novel, so no idea how they compared. There are much better films in this genre out there.

Dec 06, 2017

As seems invariably the case, this remake of a 1952 Burton/De Havilland film is less satisfying. Perhaps there will never be a replacement for the old black and white efforts. Having said this, Rachel Weisz plays the black widow very well (the name co-incidence surely a lure to play the role) and the usual trimmings of costume, Victorian mansions, and Cornish countryside are all well manicured reminding this viewer of the current Poldark series. Interesting to read that Roger Ebert gives this a rating of 1/4 even though the poor chap has been gone for four years! Nice comment from a previous reviewer regards My Cousin Vinny. Alas I'd have to agree!

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