Jefferson In Paris details
|Starring:||Nanc, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Greta Scacchi, Seth Gilliam, Michael Lonsdale, Nick Nolte, James Earl Jones, Simon Callow, Thandie Newton|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Jefferson In Paris
|Run time:||2 hours 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Mar 2004|
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Interesting commentary on the timesBy A Clergyman from Northumbria , 10 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Although this started out a bit drearily the main thrust of the theme was delightfully sustained by the excellent costuming of the reconstruction of the pre-Revolutionary Royal Court at Versailles. This offered an interesting parallel to the principal story and which I found more absorbing.
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visually a feastBy Hermionie (20 reviews) from Sunderland , 07 Feb 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]fantastic settings - very visual - accurate account of French History - very interesting mores of American culture too..a very good film
Competent historical dramaBy a customer from CORSHAM , 15 Jan 2009If you like a period drama which sticks closely to historical fact, this one is very informative. Most of it takes place at Versailles before the French Revolution but after the American War of Independence when Thomas Jefferson was US Ambassador to France. The backgrounds are sumptuous and the plot fascinating: Jefferson was an intriguing and complicated man
Jefferson in ParisBy a customer from Hemel Hempstead , 08 Jan 2009I was disappointed with this movie, it was dull and took ages to get going. To be honest it was a bit like watching paint dry. I expected more as Nick Nolte and Thandie Newton are usually very good but I guess you can't perform miracles with a poor script.
more than just a costume sramaBy a customer from errol , 26 Sep 2008This film starts slowly and you wonder whether it is going to be anything more that a pretty story but the acting is excellent and holds your attention by itself. Gradually It paints a portrait of a flawed man, who thinks he is a man of priciple but fails time and again to live up to what he believes. Further, he fails to recognise his own hypocrasy (perhaps a lesson to us all). It is a little slow at times, (hence the 4 rather than 5 stars) but well worth watching.
Merchant-Ivory Team On Top FormBy TheRebus (42 reviews) from Preston , 16 Mar 2007Not one of Merchant-Ivory's better known productions, but nevertheless another gem in their precious collection. Beautifully photographed with production design and costumes par excellence, this was a most enjoyable experience with good performances (although Mr Nolte was perhaps a wee bit too wooden at times) ably supported by a fine screenplay. Highly recommended.