My Cousin Rachel Review

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This is the third rendition of Daphne du Maurier’s novel, “My Cousin Rachel.” The book was published in 1951. The following year, Olivia de Haviland and a young Richard Burton starred as Rachel and Philip. Du Maurier never believed that de Haviland was right for the role of Rachel. In 1983, Geraldine Chaplin starred as Rachel in a 4-part television series.

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Academy Award Winner Rachel Weisz stars as Rachel Ashley. Sam Claflin is Philip and Holliday Grainger plays Louise Kendall. Claflin is gorgeous as a love-sick puppy.

Weisz is perfect in the role of Rachel. She is an excellent actress who brings so much to every role.

Roger Michell adapted the Du Maurier novel, “My Cousin Rachel.” Michell also directed the film.

The cinematography was gorgeous. I loved the shots of the English countryside. The color palette was very rich. This is a beautiful film.

I felt the movie was very true to the mystery that Du Murier creates in her stories. Even though the film was only an hour and forty-five minutes, the film drug and got a little monotonous.

You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family never sounded truer than in “My Cousin Rachel.”

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