Director: Ben Wheatley
Starring: Armie Hammer, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Running Time: 121 minutes
Release Date: Wednesday, October 21 - Netflix
| Film Synopsis |
After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). Directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Free Fire) and produced by Working Title Films (Emma, Darkest Hour), REBECCA is a mesmerising and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel.
Summary (out of 5)
| Review |
This is the new version of the classic 1938 Daphne du Maurier mystery thriller Rebecca, which had its first legendary film version from Alfred Hitchcock. The actors who star are Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristen Scott-Thomas. Lily James performance was one of her bests. Kristin Scott-Thomas as Mrs. Danver was very chilling and was stealing all the scenes when on screen . The only actor I couldn't get past was Armie Hammer. Unfortunately his bad English accent was driving me nuts. I do like him as an actor but was let down by his performance. REBECCA gets off to a slow start but when the twists come around, you go into full overdrive. Now is this worth a remake you ask? This version I felt was satisfactory. It had its thriller moments but didn't feel up to par to the Alfred Hitchcock classic. Maybe after seeing this one people will check out the 1938 version.