Thursday, November 5, 2009

Movie Review "Maurice"

Last night I watched a movie which I got from Amazon, which I have not seen for a long time. A really touching and wonderful movie called "Maurice"

"Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster’s Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one’s sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding. Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) find themselves in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality was punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret, even though Clive refuses to allow their relationship to move beyond the boundaries of "platonic" love. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable crime of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love, marries, and enters into the political arena. Maurice, however, struggles with questions of his identity and self-confidence, even seeking the help of a hypnotist to rid himself of his undeniable urges. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder, (Rupert Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice’s life and outlook. Sparking direction by James Ivory, a distinguished performance from the ensemble cast, and a charged score by Richard Robbins all combine to create a film of undeniable power, one that is both romantic and moving, and a story of love and self-discovery for all audiences."

So far the description of the movie from Amazon.

My personal impression is the following:
"Maurice" is a very touching love story that anyone really can watch and enjoy. The movie and its great actors show very impressive the conflict of feelings and the conflict with society and there norms during 1900 in England. It is still a very romantic but also optimistic movie and the viewers heart will deeply be touched and moved when Maurice finally gives in to his love and feelings and throws away conventions of society and finally lives his feelings of deep Love. The hopeful ending of the movie is very inspiring, specially one of the last sentences of the movie "Now we will never be apart again".

Look forward to watch this movie together with you and to a certain degree some parts of it reminded me of us. ILYSM!

1 comment:

  1. You are right, its a great movie. Still remember that we watched this movie in cinema together many years ago.