Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Streaming Video - 2005
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Reese Witherspoon unites with acclaimed director Mira Nair to bring Rebecca (Becky) Sharp to the screen, one of the greatest female characters ever created. Based on the classic novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, VANITY FAIR follows the passionate and calculating Becky in the early years of the 19th century. Orphaned at a young age, Becky yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises and as she leaves Miss Pinkerton's Academy at Chiswich, she resolves to conquer English society by any means possible.


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Mar 16, 2019

My friend and I both felt we had wasted our time by the time we got to the end of this movie. Nice costumes, though.

Nov 25, 2017

I adored this movie! There were twists and turns I didn't expect and it was truly an enjoyable movie

Apr 15, 2017

Reese Witherspoon plays her role well as a woman determined to climb her way out of being an orphan. Some of the scenes are amusing and she shows great commitment to Amelia, her friend. However, it's hard to watch her entitled husband not pull his weight, so that she's forced to turn to an abusive man for help (and she takes society's blame for it). Also interesting to see the India-born director exert her influence, including an updated ending.

Mar 12, 2017

A recreation of a time and place that would be hard to match. A cast that is uniformly perfectly suited to their roles. A really well written script that is directed with a masters hand. I can't praise the film enough. It was highly entertaining!

Jun 11, 2015

Excellent film, longish (140 minutes) and a bit slow at times.

Reese Witherspoon is terrific!

jingjinggirl Aug 13, 2014

Never able to finish the novel, lucky the DVD tells the story.

May 25, 2014

Very good, Reese Witherspoon is great in it. Beautiful Costumes and Hairdos.

wendybird Jan 30, 2012

First saw this movie on its big screen release, and decided to check up on it. A well crafted & sumptuous take on Thackeray's famous novel - but truly -- Reese Witherspoon takes the tall, formidably iced cake with her pitch perfect rendering of Becky Sharp. For watching on a deadly dull evening -- the colours & costumes alone will delight.

Sep 02, 2010

Very entertaining story and movie. Reese Witherspoon is amazing in this role. Highly recommended.

Jul 20, 2010

I started the book but it is exttemely long, so I watched the movie to help me get the gist of Thackeray's novel. This was a beautiful film. I do want to finish the novel but it will take a long time.

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Jul 20, 2012

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vitrusha Feb 01, 2012

Other: i couldn't watch this movie because the disk is creaked in half.


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