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VANITY FAIR

Director:

  Mira Nair
  

Year Released:

  2004

Jan's Rating:

Rich's Rating:

4 out of 5

3.5 out of 5

Key Performances:

  Gabriel Byrne
  Romola Garai
  Rhys Ifans
  James Purefoy
  Reese Witherspoon
Movie Haiku:Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) is a plucky young woman scheming for her place in English society during the Napoleonic Wars. But unlike more refined adaptations of Jane Austenís novels, the Empire (especially India) is a colorful counterpart to the goings-on, giving a modern edge to infighting over money & class distinctions.

ADDITIONAL FF2 INFO ABOUT THIS FILM:

Women filmmakers?

  Yes

Jewish content?

  No

Haiku Posted:

  2004