My Cousin Rachel


Review: Philip, a young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, Rachel, who he believes murdered his guardian. His feelings soon start to get really complicated as he find himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Director: Roger Michell
Actors: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen and Holliday Grainger
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 4/5
Based on a very famous novel by Daphne du Maurier, first published in 1951, although I have not read it myself. My favourite scenes were those set in Italy, as Florence is one of my favourite places. Rachel Weisz is perfect for this role as I am a big fan of all the work she has done in the past. It was great to see Sam Claflin breaking out and taking on a completely different role from his role in Me Before You (2016). Holliday Grainger is also fantastic. They all give a really good performance. I believed in both of these characters. I am not saying it is a bad thing because it isn’t, but this film does feel very old school, as if  it could have been made 50 years ago. Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Morning Glory). has got a great gift of directing. The main theme in this film is the nature of good and evil. In this respect it did remind me of the film Don’t Look Now (1973).


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