Adapted from Henry James's novel, The Bostonians pits strong personalities against one another in a battle of the sexes, as an ardent feminist and a Southern gentleman vie for a charismatic faith healer's daughter. Basil Ransom (Christopher Reeve), a conservative lawyer, woos charming Verena Tarrant (Madeleine Potter), but objects to her involvement in the suffragist movement and to Olive Chancellor (Vanessa Redgrave), Verena's feminist mentor.
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- James Ivory
- This movie is
- 1985 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
- 1985 Academy Award®
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Actress nominee: Vanessa Redgrave
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.77:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; filmmakers; interview.
Common Sense Note
- 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