Parents' Guide to

Lady Chatterley's Lover

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Romantic period drama celebrates true love; sex, nudity.

Movie R 2022 126 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Less should have been more.

In this case less is more. There was absolutely no need for graphic nudity and raunchy sex scenes. Viewers would have been able to fully comprehend the relationship without needing to go there visually. The description says that it sends the positive message that “love will prevail“. Like it or not , the characters were married to other people at the time of their affair….so it also send the negative message that extra marital affairs can be justified if you’re in love. It’s a shame that the raunchiness degraded the film because the scenery , the costumes and the acting were all quite good . Definitely not suitable for teens.
age 18+

This is NOT a movie for kids of any age. Full of nudity and explicit sex scenes. How can this be recommended for 16+?

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This reimagining of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel is a story that has been told before, a few times. Yet this version of Lady Chatterley's Lover is a more than welcome and capable adaptation of the one-time controversial piece of literature. Interestingly, director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and writer David Magee have resisted any urge to massively deviate from the source material. It remains very true to the original text.

The fact that this retelling still grabs your attention is credit to Clermont-Tonnerre's accomplished cinematic storytelling. There's a confidence to her filmmaking style, and she evidently trusts her two leads, and she has every right to. Corrin and O'Connell are both brilliant in the leading roles, especially Corrin who truly shines as the film's titular character, doing as much justice to Lady Chatterley as they did Lady Diana in the fourth season of The Crown.

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