Rebecca

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Rebecca Rating: PG 11+

4.4444 out of 5 18 Votes (Members)
Duration
125 mins
Year
1940
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A mousy young lady meets a mysterious, handsome widower named Maxim while on holiday in Monte Carlo. She's thrilled when he asks her to marry him - but terrified when they return to his English mansion, Manderlay. The place is vast, and everywhere she looks she sees reminders of Maxim's stunningly beautiful first wife, Rebecca. What's more, it's clear that the creepy housekeeper, Mrs Danvers, will do everything she can to drive our heroine out of the house - and possibly over the edge - in this spine-chilling mystery.

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  • This film has it all. Drama, romance and suspense.

    Sue (Teacher)

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  • james, 16

    5 out of 5
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    james, 16
    Date
    2014-01-14 20:46:26

    Hitchcock has never disappointed and the Oscar-Winning Rebecca is no exception. This 1940 adaption of the novel by Daphne E Sherwood currently holds the rare and prized 100% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website, and it’s not hard to see why. The thriller follows the seemingly perfect relationship between the film’s protagonist, whom is never named, and the widowed Maxim de Winter. After marrying and moving into Winter’s country estate however, cracks begin to show. The murdered Rebecca, Winter’s ex-wife, still has the household firm within her grasp. It is supposedly apparent that Winters is still deeply in love with her and his housekeeper, Miss Danvers, has become so induced that she preserves her bedroom as a shrine. Danvers cannot begin to consider someone else filling Rebecca’s shoes and subsequently brings the lead to near insanity by frequently harassing her. In all of this, will Winter’s and his newly wed’s relationship manage to endure? A conjunction of Hitchcock’s directing, Selznick’s producing and Olivier’s and Fontaine’s acting is what gave this thriller its winning formula. With one of the last century’s finest directors and actors, it’s no wonder why this all time classic won Best Picture at the 13th Academy Awards and has stood the test of time.

  • elizabeth, 15

    5 out of 5
    By
    elizabeth, 15
    Date
    2013-10-01 20:10:37

    As Miss turned on the disc to the play the movie it looked disappoint “black and white” again. For the first five minutes everyone to say the truth was bored and thought they knew the ending. Then this film changed it turned from a basic black and white to, yes, and an amazing thriller/horror. I have told of black and whites are the same oldies, but no this is a beauty covered in dust and a must see. The plots gripped are attention and had an amazing twist. This film is a MUST see.

  • Carrie, 12

    5 out of 5
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    Carrie, 12
    Date
    2013-09-27 20:38:16

    (Yeah I've been rating alot of the films we've watched a five, oh well I'm optimistic :D) My first impression while the opening started was: "Oh no, this is going to be boring- Might aswell sleep", however as the story progressed, the more I was drawn in to the plot line and captivated by the thriller-thick air. Though at some bits it was slow, oh well it's good (sometimes) as it leads up to a great plot twist :3 Wish I could've seen the end though

  • Joe, 14

    2 out of 5
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    Joe, 14
    Date
    2013-06-19 16:58:38

    I thought that the film was very well made and had a great story to it. I thought that the casting and acting was to a high standard which really helped the emotions needed in the storyline, I found that the music was really affective but was abscent in the last half an hour. The storyline kept me interested but the ending kept adding twists. The ending draws a conclusion but is very sudden. This film is definitely worth watching and I recommend it to anyone.

  • andy, -1

    4 out of 5
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    andy, -1
    Date
    2013-06-19 16:57:08

    This classic, black and white film is able to show great suspence and execute a mysterious atmosphere. This great Hitchcock film tells a story of a new life given to a shy and frail young woman who winds up marrying the illusive George, Maximillion, Dewinter. One odf the things i love about this film is that you still get the feel of a good film even with the black and white old stylings of Alfred Hitchcock, which i dont normally watch du to the feeling of bordem. i found that the lighting in the film was abit off considering a grand mantle piece fire place should give more light than 2 feet of light. I found that it was deliberate by Hitchcock to give the eary suspicious feel to the film, which gave a brilliant feel to the film. So all in all, great job Alfred and i highly recomend it.

  • Rebecca, 14

    5 out of 5
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    Rebecca, 14
    Date
    2013-06-19 16:53:59

    Great film, really lived up to my expectations when i heard it was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The use of soundtrack and lighting builded up atmosphere and added more depth to this film. I also loved the suspence which was created, for all these reasons i must give it 5 star rating.

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