Bel Ami

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  102 min.
DVD: August 7, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.33
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colm Meaney

Synopsis

Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson), a young man who spent three years serving his country, falls on hard times. He has no money and uses the services of prostitutes when he gets some change together. A chance meeting with a fellow soldier, Charles Forestier, who's doing well for himself, turns his life around.

Forestier gets Georges a well-paid job as a journalist. Through him, Georges is invited to social events where he meets the wives of many of Paris' most influential and wealthy men. He begins an affair with Clotilde de Marelle (Christina Ricci), whose husband is rarely around, but when he sees a chance to advance himself, he has to make a decision as to whether he wants love or power.

Based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant.

Director: Nick Ormerod, Declan Donnellan
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Producer(s): Uberto Pasolini
Screenplay: Rachel Bennette
Official Site: www.magpictures.com/belami/

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  • 4 stars "A good run at salon life, and the mechanics of power and wealth in Paris of the late 1800s, mainly through the bedrooms (don't look surprised!)."
  • 1 star "terrible movie...with the amount of talent (not including rp) this movie was dissappointing."
  • 5 stars "extraordinary"