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My Cousin Rachel (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 9 June 2017 (USA)
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A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director:

Roger Michell

Writers:

Roger Michell (written for the screen by), Daphne Du Maurier (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Weisz ... Rachel Ashley
Sam Claflin ... Philip
Holliday Grainger ... Louise
Iain Glen ... Kendall
Pierfrancesco Favino ... Rainaldi
Simon Russell Beale ... Couch
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Seecombe
Bobby Scott Freeman ... John
Tristram Davies Tristram Davies ... Wellington
Andrew Havill ... Parson Pascoe
Vicki Pepperdine Vicki Pepperdine ... Mrs. Pascoe
Poppy Lee Friar ... Mary Pascoe
Katherine Pearce Katherine Pearce ... Belinda Pascoe
Roy Sampson ... Doctor
Adam Loxley ... Adam
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Storyline

Philip, an orphan, was taken in and brought up by his cousin Ambrose, a Devon landowner he loves like a father. At a time, Ambrose, who has been advised by his physician a warmer climate, leaves for Tuscany. There he meets and marry Rachel, a half-Italian cousin of his. After an idyllic outset, the situation deteriorates. Shortly before his death, Ambrose manages to alert Philip: his wife is killing him slowly. Willing to sort out the truth, Philip goes to Ambrose's place but he does not find Rachel, who has gone away. Instead he meets Rainaldi, her friend and lawyer, who does not inspire him with confidence. He returns to his estate, persuaded that Rachel is evil and is the direct cause of Ambrose's death. Some time later, Rachel announces her coming. Determined to welcome her coolly, he is stunned to discover a woman not only beautiful but elegant, intelligent and sensitive. Instead of strangling her like he said he would, he falls in love. Madly. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Did she or didn't she? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuzinom, Rachel See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$968,506, 9 June 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,676,077, 14 July 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,499,804, 31 December 2018
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Simon Russell Beale filmed all his scenes in a single day. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: You are at the beginning of everything! A boy. How can I live with a boy - however lovely? Glorious puppy, wandering all around, miserable and wet nosed, looking for its mother. Drink. Drink.
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Alternate Versions

For the film's Australian release, the distributor chose to remove some stronger material, such as the use of strong language in order to obtain a PG classification. The uncut version was later classified M without cuts for a DVD/Video release. See more »

Connections

Version of My Cousin Rachel (1983) See more »

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Prelude and Fugue in G major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Du Maurier Was A Lady
12 March 2018 | by damian-fullerSee all my reviews

Rachel, of course, comes out of the heart and mind of Daphne Du Maurier, the same author who gave us Rebecca and even if we never met her we discover she was a nasty piece of business, she also gave us Melanie Daniels in The Birds, the spoiled rich girl from San Francisco. Here, Rachel is more of an enigma and as played by Rachel Weisz, a dangerously, too good to be true lady of mystery. Rachel Weisz is absolutely captivating and perhaps that's why I was so aware of Sam Claflin's shortcomings as an an actor. I don't want to be unkind. He has presence and charm but I was painfully aware of the performance, specially when he has Rachel Weisz being totally present in the moment. Roger Michell allows the candles, the jewels and the locations to have their moments, beautifully. Recommend it for a stormy Sunday afternoon.


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