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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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.

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.

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!

Feb 09, 2014

Loved it. Had a hard time with the dialect though

HAROLDJOHN Jan 25, 2013

Beautiful movie on many levels.

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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