An American scholar (Aaron Eckhart) discovers that Victorian-era poet Randolph Ash (Jeremy Northam) had a secret affair with lesser-known poet Christabel LaMotte (Jennifer Ehle) -- the subject of another scholar's (Gwyneth Paltrow) studies -- even though Ash was married and LaMotte was a "chaste spinster." As the two academics investigate the romance between their subjects, they find themselves wrapped up in the drama as well.
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- Neil LaBute
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; trailer.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has sexual situations and references, including sex between unmarried couples, a lesbian relationship, and an out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Roland and Maud almost become sexually involved when he stops, telling her that he has hurt others in the past and does not want to become physically intimate until they have a better sense of their relationship. A character commits suicide. Characters steal documents of great value. There's some strong language, and characters smoke and drink. Some audience members may be upset by scenes of an unauthorized exhumation.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual situations and references, including adultery.
- Tense scenes, suicide, grave-robbing.
- Some strong language
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking and smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it