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The House of Mirth

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

A very worthwhile adaptation of Wharton's novel.

Movie PG 2000 140 minutes
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The House of Mirth is a movie for people who know how to read have actual attention spans.

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With first-rate performances and sumptuous period detail, this is a very worthwhile adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel. Martin Scorcese said that his Wharton adaptation, The Age of Innocence, was his most violent film because it was about emotional violence. This, too, is about emotional violence. The betrayals and cruelty and the lack of alternatives may be very upsetting to some viewers.

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