Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley

D.H. Laurence’s novel was first privately published in Florence in 1928, and it was not until 1960 that it was available in England. Its released caused a scandal due to its explicit sex scenes, including previously banned four-letter words, and because the lovers were a working-class male and an aristocratic female.

Sir Clifford has returned from the Great War to his estate near Sheffield, paralyzed from the waist down. Lady Constance, his young wife, cares for him, but she feels lifeless and tired. So her physician prescribes the open air, and she finds a friendship with Parkin, the estate's gamekeeper. The rhythms of nature awaken Constance and soon she and Parkin become lovers. They are often found naked, cavorting around the grounds in a sensual manner.

2008Rating: M, contains nudity and sex scenes168 minsFrance, UK
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Reviews & comments

coma inducing.

possibly the slowest and most boring movie ever.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

Vividly anchored in the rural 1920s, and frankly sensual but never vulgar, this cinematic rendering of nascent euphoria boasts touching, unfussy lead performances.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The sex is awful. Ferran is addicted to coyly fading to black after about five seconds of full or partially clothed congress, and then fading back in to let us see what appear to be the lineaments of gratified desire as Lady Chatterley and her lover slump, sated.

2.0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Like hookers, actresses are paid to fake orgasms. In both professions, some are more convincing than others. As the title character in "Lady Chatterley," Marina Hands does the most persuasive job of feigning sexual pleasure since Jane Fonda in "Coming Home."

Salon

Salon

press

More sensuous than sexy, and more claustrophobic than explosive, this film is often sharply realistic and at other moments plodding and unfocused.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

In Ferran’s hands, Lawrence’s tale becomes the story of a man and woman cutting through the restrictions of body and mind to learn about each other without all the bullshit. It’s a movie as timely as it is thrilling to watch.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The film's extremely leisurely pace may frustrate some: the action doesn't even begin to get hot and bothered for about 45 minutes.

BBC

BBC

press

Throughout its imposing running time, languid shots of sunny woodlands, falling leaves and blossoming flowers highlight Lawrence's subtle interplay of sex and nature.

Variety

Variety

press

Vividly anchored in the rural 1920s, and frankly sensual but never vulgar, this cinematic rendering of nascent euphoria boasts touching, unfussy lead performances.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The sex is awful. Ferran is addicted to coyly fading to black after about five seconds of full or partially clothed congress, and then fading back in to let us see what appear to be the lineaments of gratified desire as Lady Chatterley and her lover slump, sated.

2.0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Like hookers, actresses are paid to fake orgasms. In both professions, some are more convincing than others. As the title character in "Lady Chatterley," Marina Hands does the most persuasive job of feigning sexual pleasure since Jane Fonda in "Coming Home."

Salon

Salon

press

More sensuous than sexy, and more claustrophobic than explosive, this film is often sharply realistic and at other moments plodding and unfocused.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

In Ferran’s hands, Lawrence’s tale becomes the story of a man and woman cutting through the restrictions of body and mind to learn about each other without all the bullshit. It’s a movie as timely as it is thrilling to watch.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The film's extremely leisurely pace may frustrate some: the action doesn't even begin to get hot and bothered for about 45 minutes.

BBC

BBC

press

Throughout its imposing running time, languid shots of sunny woodlands, falling leaves and blossoming flowers highlight Lawrence's subtle interplay of sex and nature.

coma inducing.

possibly the slowest and most boring movie ever.

1.0