Maurice

Maurice

DVD - 2004
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E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality.

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akirakato
Jan 29, 2018

Directed by James Ivory in 1987 based on the novel by E.M. Forster, this British drama delves into a gay-love story in early 20th-century England.
Set against the stifling conformity of pre-WWI British society, the story follows its main character Maurice Hall through university, a tumultuous relationship, struggling to fit into society.
And ultimately Maurice seems united with his life partner.
The director has amazingly recreated the pre-WWI England.
To the eyes of the heterosexual audience, however, the platonic passion between two upper-class Englishmen appears superficial.
What makes the both men attact to each other so much?
How come Maurice gets attracted to the gamekeeper?
The film doesn't elaborate on these points.

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blustocking
Dec 22, 2017

sensitive and beautiful film about sexuality, shame, and class. if you loved maurice, be sure and see a room with a view, another merchant ivory film based on an e.m. forster novel.

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rationallady
Jun 19, 2016

Yes, it is a surprisingly happy ending for a homosexual story printed after E. M. Forester's death. Great acting-even by Hugh Grant. Merchant-Ivory again create the past: Edwardian era at Cambridge.

eascencio Jul 10, 2014

Great story! The movie makes me want to read the book. I was pleasantly surprise by the cast and their great roles. It was great to see a period piece where gay characters love each other and want to be happy!

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petehoover98118
Feb 09, 2014

Loved it. Had a hard time with the dialect though

HAROLDJOHN Jan 25, 2013

Beautiful movie on many levels.

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join
Jul 31, 2012

Homosexual movie.

jmmason Oct 24, 2011

Worthwhile viewing from Merchant/Ivory. This classic gay love story by E.M.Forster about an upper-crust master and a game-runner actually has a happy ending. Watch Hugh Grant portray a closet homosexual: what a stretch. See Rupert Graves' bush and tush. Quite a stretch.

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