Vanity Fair Movie

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Who's Involved:

Reese Witherspoon, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Lydia Dean Pilcher, James Purefoy, Julian Fellowes, Janette Day, Jim Broadbent, Rhys Ifans, Gabriel Byrne, Donna Gigliotti, Romola Garai, Bob Hoskins, Mira Nair, Douglas Hodge, Aileen Atkins, Natasha Little, Geraldine McEwan

PG-13 PARENTS STRONGLY CAUTIONED MPA
some sensuality/partial nudity, and a brief violent image
Runtime: 2 hrs, 17 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Set in early 19th-century London. The daughter of a starving English artist and a French chorus girl, Becky is orphaned at a young age. Even as a child, she yearns for a more glamorous life than her birthright promises. As she leaves Miss Pinkerton's Academy at Chiswick, Becky resolves to conquer English society by any means possible. She deploys all of her wit, guile, and sexuality as she makes her way up into high society during the first quarter of the 19th century. Becky's ascension to the heights of society commences when she gains employment as governess to the daughters of eccentric Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky wins over the children, and the Crawley family's rich spinster Aunt Matilda as well. The rural Hampshire household comes to find her indispensable, and Matilda comes to confide in the bright young woman. But Becky knows that she cannot be a true part of English society until she moves to the city. When Matilda invites her to come live in London, Becky eagerly accepts. There, Becky is reunited with her best friend Amelia Sedley, who-having grown up comfortably—does not share Becky's more brazen ambitions. Hewing close to the family she already knows so well, Becky secretly marries dashing heir Rawdon Crawley but when Matilda discovers their union, she casts the newlyweds out. When Napoleon invades Europe, Rawdon bravely reports to the front lines. Pregnant Becky stands by distraught newlywed Amelia, whose own husband George Osborne is also called to fight. When George does not survive the Battle of Waterloo, Becky's friendship with Amelia is strained beyond repair. Becky is reunited with Rawdon and gives birth to a boy, but, post-war, money and comforts are sparse for the trio. More intent than ever on gaining acceptance into London society and living well, Becky finds a patron in the powerful Marquess of Steyne. Steyne's whims enable Becky to realize her dreams, but the ultimate cost may be too high for her.


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Who stars in Vanity Fair: Cast List


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Who's making Vanity Fair: Crew List

A look at the Vanity Fair behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Mira Nair last directed Queen of Katwe and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film's writer Julian Fellowes last wrote Downton Abbey: A New Era and Downton Abbey.

Director

Mira Nair

Screenwriter

Julian Fellowes

Producers

Janette Day
Donna Gigliotti
Lydia Dean Pilcher

Production Companies

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Production: What we know about Vanity Fair?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Vanity Fair Release Date: When was the film released?

Vanity Fair was released in 2004 on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 ().


When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

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