Maurice - The Merchant Ivory Collection
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- New high definition transfer
- Over 30-minutes of deleted scenes and a reconstructed opening sequence with audio commentary by director James Ivory
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- The Story of "Maurice": new interviews actors James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves, and screenwriter Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Top Customer Reviews
The movie follows Maurice (James Wilby) down his road of self-discovery; from his embarrassing teen years to Cambridge (where he gets his first exhilarating taste of love) to his post-collegiate years as a young man struggling to come to terms with his sexuality in a time when homosexuals were mercilessly persecuted.
The movie is also very much about class struggle. Maurice is a gentleman born and bred, with a penchant for snobbery. As he comes to terms with his sexuality, he is forced to deal with differences in class when he realizes he is in love with someone from the serving class.
Readers of the novel will be delighted as much of the wonderful dialogue from the book appears in the film.
The characters were perfectly cast, with Hugh Grant (before he was a mega star) as Clive Durham, the perfect young gentleman from Cambridge (and Maurice's first love), Rupert Graves as the smoldering, lower class hunk who wins Maurice's heart, and Ben Kingsley in a hilarious turn as Maurice's junk-psychologist. James Wilby was spot-on in the title role and he perfectly captures the isolation, sadness and ultimate joy of the conflicted Maurice.
"Maurice" is a touching love story that anyone -- straight or gay -- can enjoy. Romance knows neither of these terms.Read more ›
The film is beautiful to view and the sound tract is gorgeous--typical Merchant and Ivory--but, most of all, each actor is completely believable in his role. A very young Hugh Grant (long before becoming famous)is very good as Maurice's first love interest wanting a pure platonic love with Maurice even though Maurice wanted the "real" thing. My true feeling about Grant's character is that he really did not have the guts to deal with the ramifications of his true feelings (watch how he plays with Maurice's emotions and affections--I would have punched him!). Jame Wilby, as Maurice, is outstanding; he expresses the hurt, torture and longings of "the love that dare not speak its name" very well. However, the true standout for me is Rupert Graves (one of my favorite actors) who plays Scudder--he certainly shows what ladders are made for!(you'll have to see the movie to know what I'm talking about) He plays a man that knows what he wants and goes after it no matter what the cost--he redirects his life and alters his life's dream for the possibility (not, at the time of his decision, guaranteed) of love.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this film and rented it from Netflix on a few occasions. Would LOVE to purchase the DVD from Amazon, but with a $150.00 - $200.00 price tag, FORGET IT! Read morePublished 4 months ago by MGLV
UNABLE TO PLAY IT SINCE IT IS A REGION 2. WHY ISN;T IT AVAILABLE IN REGULAR FORM ?Published 4 months ago by JPM ESQ
A beautifully photographed film. A sensitive and wonderful handling of the E.M. Foster novel.Published 5 months ago by Carpinska
Beautiful, poignant, sensitive story, set in the context of a sexually repressed, rigid class-conscious England, and revolving around the constant dread among young homosexual... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joel Kovacik
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