Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Caflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Granger

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Certain that she is responsible for the death of his beloved cousin, Philip (Caflin) invites his cousin’s widowed wife, Rachel (Weisz), to his estate with plans of revenge. When she arrives, however, he can’t help falling under her spell. It’s hard to have a clear takeaway on the film and its story with just one viewing, mainly because it plays so much off of point of view. Philip is a jealous, naive, inexperienced man, and it’s his perspective we get for most of the film’s action. Rachel, played beautifully by Weisz, is harder to read. The filming is stately and straightforward, so it doesn’t get any points for style, but in terms of confident, strong storytelling, it’s a good film.

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