The House of Mirth

If you're looking for a tediously boring, and depressing flick, then I recommend "The House of Mirth." Even though the plot is rich with substance that would otherwise be interesting to watch, director and writer Terrence Davies managed to make it slowly paced and long drawn out. It's about a woman who takes advantage of a stockbroker, played by Dan Aykroyd, who makes her $10,000 and promptly gambles all of it away. When she realizes that Dan Aykroyd gave most of this money to her out of his own pocket (rather than investing her own money to get it) and that Aykroyd wants something in return, she is obligated to pay the money back in full. So, she steps in and out of society trying to get married or getting a stable job so she can live until her inheritance comes through from her rich deceased aunt.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Elizabeth McGovern, Jodhi May, Eric Stoltz, Penny Downie, Pearce Quigley

Directed by:

Terence Davies


2000 drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: C+

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