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My Cousin Rachel (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Roger Michell (written for the screen by), Daphne Du Maurier (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Rachel Ashley
Sam Claflin ... Philip
Holliday Grainger ... Louise
Iain Glen ... Kendall
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Rainaldi
Simon Russell Beale ... Couch
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Seecombe
Bobby Scott Freeman ... John
Tristram Davies Tristram Davies ... Wellington
Andrew Havill ... Parson Pascoe
Vicki Pepperdine Vicki Pepperdine ... Mrs. Pascoe
Poppy Lee Friar ... Mary Pascoe
Katherine Pearce Katherine Pearce ... Belinda Pascoe
Roy Sampson ... Doctor
Adam Loxley ... Adam
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Storyline

Philip, an orphan, was taken in and brought up by his cousin Ambrose, a Devon landowner he loves like a father. At a time, Ambrose, who has been advised by his physician a warmer climate, leaves for Tuscany. There he meets and marry Rachel, a half-Italian cousin of his. After an idyllic outset, the situation deteriorates. Shortly before his death, Ambrose manages to alert Philip: his wife is killing him slowly. Willing to sort out the truth, Philip goes to Ambrose's place but he does not find Rachel, who has gone away. Instead he meets Rainaldi, her friend and lawyer, who does not inspire him with confidence. He returns to his estate, persuaded that Rachel is evil and is the direct cause of Ambrose's death. Some time later, Rachel announces her coming. Determined to welcome her coolly, he is stunned to discover a woman not only beautiful but elegant, intelligent and sensitive. Instead of strangling her like he said he would, he falls in love. Madly. Written by Guy Bellinger

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A dark & entrancing romance. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuzinom, Rachel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$969,941, 11 June 2017

Gross USA:

$2,716,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,200,168
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the DVD commentary director Roger Michell states that they filmed on location in Devon near the Cornwall border, but avoided filming in Cornwall or setting the film there, because the county features largely in the popular period TV drama Poldark (2015) and he wanted to avoid another period drama set in the same location and too close comparison between the two productions. See more »

Quotes

Philip: Rachel. Rachel.
Rachel: What is it?
Philip: I've got something for you.
Rachel: I'm asleep.
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Alternate Versions

For the film's Australian release, the distributor chose to remove some stronger material, such as the use of strong language in order to obtain a PG classification. The uncut version was later classified M without cuts for a DVD/Video release. See more »

Connections

Version of My Cousin Rachel (1952) See more »

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Prelude and Fugue in G major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Wonderful performance by Rachel Weisz
12 June 2017 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

At an age (late 40s) when sadly many actresses start to find it tougher to obtain decent roles, Rachel Weisz is really coming into her own with central roles in films like "Denial" and now "My Cousin Rachel". Based on the 1951 novel by English writer Daphne du Maurier (previously filmed in 1952) and both scripted and directed by South African-born Roger Mitchell, this is a Hitchockian- type work, full of intrigue and mystery in a bucolic 19th century context.

Throughout the narrative, we are presented with information which forces the viewer to revise constantly one's view as to whether the eponymous relative is a callous and scheming malevolent or totally misjudged and misunderstood. In a wonderful performance, Weisz enables us to be equally convinced by both interpretations. The work is embellished by well-acted support roles (notably by young Sam Claflin) plus excellent cinematography and some graphic countryside.


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