The Painted Veil [DVD] [2006]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Synopsis


The Painted Veil
A couple with a broken relationship learns some valuable lessons about love, life, and sacrifice in this romantic drama based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. It's 1925, and Dr. Walter Fane (Edward Norton) is a physician and bacteriologist who has become smitten with Kitty (Naomi Watts), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy and socially prominent family. Walter proposes marriage to Kitty and she accepts; however, while he clearly loves her, Kitty is more interested in her reputation than Walter's feelings, as she's recently turned 25, an age by which most of her peers have already wed. Kitty and Walter move to Shanghai, where he sets up a practice and she takes a lover, the British Vice Consul Charles Townsend (Liev Schreiber). When Walter learns of his wife's infidelity, he becomes furious, and impulsively volunteers to travel to China to work in a village stricken with a major cholera epidemic. While Walter's actions are meant to punish Kitty rather than reflect his own benevolence, the daily trials of living in a community in crisis have a striking impact on the couple, giving them a new and deeper perspective on their relationship. The Painted Veil is the third screen adaptation of Maugham's best-selling novel of the same name; a 1934 version starred Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall, while Eleanor Parker and Bill Travers played the leads in a 1957 remake titled The Seventh Sin. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Naomi Watts
    Naomi Watts - Kitty Fane
  • Edward Norton
    Edward Norton - Walter Fane
  • Liev Schreiber
    Liev Schreiber - Charlie Townsend
  • Toby Jones
    Toby Jones - Waddington
  • Diana Rigg
    Diana Rigg - Mother Superior



Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good...

    Posted
    yessie729
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    It's a pretty good movie; however, it lags a bit at the beginning. nevertheless, it's still a good movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Story!

    Posted
    TrueMusicLover
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    Great Story! The story was about a woman growing in her heart and mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I really enjoyed the movie

    Posted
    littlebitnm1945
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    I recommend this to anyone that likes love stories and exciting happenings between people

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    chipper
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great movie, keeps your interest. Very touching a good love story.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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