Madame Bovary (1949) Rated NR

 A doctor’s wife romanticizes her life to the point of affairs and debts in order to betray her husband. Based on the book, Madame Bovary: Provincial Manners by Gustave Flaubert. Starring Jennifer Jones, James Mason, and Van Heflin. 

This film is one of the better versions of the book taken to screen. The story of a woman wanting to add spice to her humdrum life is one that can be contrversial. The film features wonderful acting by Jones as the woman who isn’t sure what she’s getting herself into. Vincent Minnelli weaves the story inside the true account of Flaubert on trial for his book. Flaubert is the one telling the story of Emma Bovary. The film is beautifully produced and worth the watch. 

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