Brideshead Revisited

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  135 min.
Release Date: July 25, 2008 (limited)
DVD: January 13, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 4.21
based on 38 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon


An evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era.

Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw), and then his sophisticated sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell). The rise and fall of Charles' infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Kevin Loader, Douglas Rae, Robert Bernstein
Screenplay: Jeremy Brock, Andrew Davies
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  • 5 stars "It’s all there: privileged excess, religious tension, family obligations and young people grappling with their place in the world. Comparisons are inevitable for fans of the TV serial but I respectfully recommend bringing fresh eyes and an open mind to the big screen adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s book Brideshead Revisited, voted one of TIMES "All-time 100 Best Novels.” Filmed on location at Castle Howard, England and in Venice, Italy, this dense 135 minute film matches the beloved 1981 serial at every turn and includes a few new twists approved by the Waugh estate. Jeremy Irons may have been the quintessential Charles Ryder for 27 years but Matthew Goode’s Charles coolly grows up in fr"