DVD - 2017
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E.M. Forster's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Entertainment One Film USA LLC, [2017],p2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Edition: 30th anniversary restoration
Performers: Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, James Wilby, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Patrick Godfrey.
Audience: Rating: R
Language Note: English dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); closed-captioned
ISBN: 1417249145
UPC: 741952838098
Call Number: DVD M


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Oct 18, 2018

A beautifully written and well acted love story of Edwardian society. I love the pastoral setting and the Cambridge ivy makes a great place for first gay love. The attitudes of the day prevent a real love story to unfold but I found the ending quite refreshing and hoped a part two would come forth. After I viewed this movie I immediately watched A room with a view...I am now a fan of EM Forresters books...thank you...

Mar 10, 2018

Hugh Grant's best work but James Wilby steals the show as Maurice.
In the style of Forster's books this movie slowly draws you in with its pastoral beauty and captivating characters. Set in the era when British class and station in life defined you and hypocrisy reigned this movie is a tribute to those who helped painfully pave the way for the right to love whomever you choose.

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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