#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society, Clive gives up his forbidden love, Maurice (pronounced “Morris”) and marries. While staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice finally discovers romance in the arms of Alec, the gamekeeper. Written from personal pain, it’s E.M. Forster’s story of coming to terms with sexuality in the Edwardian age.
Plot: After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality.
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Now Maurice has aged very well 🙂
Similar to goldilocks-78, I watched Maurice again – I saw it when I was in my 20s, when it was first released. There is some very good acting, and a very good sociological recreation of the Edwardian period. Maurice, the novel, might well not be considered as EM Forster’s finest work. But similar to Lady Chatterley’s Lover (not considered among Lawrence’s best), the work raises issues of class, gender, and sexuality. The three leads are good – Hugh Grant gives a plausible portrayal of a more refined, upper-class man, who denies his homosexual urgings and marries. He clearly shows (after this conversion of sorts) his ambivalence and almost forced denial. Hugh Grant, almost effortlessly, shows the two sides to this character. James Wilby,as Maurice, moves from self-disgust, despair and guilt, to self-acceptance. Rupert Graves as Scudder (similar to Mellors) is really good. The scenes he shares with James Wilby are not forced. The supporting cast are good – the women, Simon Callow (who introduces us to the Edwardian conformist ideology) are equally good. And Ben Kingsley, as the hypnotherapist nicely shows the push-pull in the then-British psyche. My favourite Merchant-Ivory film is Room with a view. Maurice is darker, but just as well filmed, with enough humour to balance the seriousness of the film. The naive, happily-ever-after ending (EM Forster’s) doesn’t quite work, but leads to good discussion. Of all the DVD-shown deleted scenes, the final ‘confrontation’ between Maurice and Durham should be, in my opinion, restored. It’s a fine film, both engaging and unsettling. Sensitively adapted, directed, acted and shot. Kudos
A Major Milestone Movie
I first saw “Maurice” when it was in theatrical release a long time ago, and was absolutely captivated. I actually bought a VHS copy of it back when they cost something like $80, so I was really glad to be able to get the Special Edition DVD set, which includes several deleted scenes.
However, back to the title of this review: “Maurice” was a milestone or watershed movie because it has a happy ending. Before it was produced, almost all movies with a gay theme ended either tragically or without a conclusion. Following that old formula, it would have ended with Maurice standing on the dock as Alec’s ship slowly moved away, his farewell gift having been refused, or Maurice would have found Alec hanging at the end of a rope in the boathouse. Instead, it ends with Maurice and Alec in each other’s arms. It’s easy to forget just how significant this was at the time.
I would also like to address the subject of Maurice and Alec’s future. The opinion that their affair would not last long is widely held, largely due to the huge difference in their social classes. I freely admit that they would face huge difficulties, but I don’t think their situation was hopeless.
Alec was uneducated, but he was not unintelligent. He was also ambitious and hard working. He had to have been very much in love with Maurice to change his plans at the last minute and stay in England. Maurice has already suffered the loss of someone he thought was his soul mate, and was unlikely to let another great love get away easily.
So what did they do, and where did they go? My feeling is that their best chance at happiness would have been to emigrate to some location where nobody knew them, most likely the United States. Class differences certainly also existed in America, but they were not nearly as rigid as in Britain, and with a little education and “polish” Alec could easy have found a way to fit in.
Most likely they would have ended up in someplace like San Francisco, which even then was famous for its “Bohemians” and people who lived unconventional lifestyles.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director James Ivory
Writer E.M. Forster (from the novel by), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (screenplay), James Ivory (screenplay)
Actors James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Merchant Ivory Productions
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (also prints)
Film Length 3,741 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 4K DCP (restored version), 35 mm