Bound by Reese Witherspoon’s steely performance and directed with flair by Mira Nair, this was an intensly enjoyable film. Partially because I was waiting for the female character to get the smackdown, as 19th centrury female characters who do not hew to the strictures of society usually do. But maybe Thackeray was ahead of his time or the ending was tweaked,* and either way, I enjoyed it.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home
*And now I’ve read the synopsis and I see the ending was tweaked. But to good effect, I think.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2004/vanity_fair.html