Wide Sargasso Sea (1993)
First screened in November 1997 / Most recently screened in April 2009
Director: John Duigan. Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Karina Lombard, Rowena King, Martine Beswicke, Casey Berna, Rachel Ward, Naomi Watts, Michael York, Claudia Robinson, Huw Christie Williams. Screenplay: Jan Sharp and Carole Angier (based on the novel by Jean Rhys).

Twitter Capsule: Uneven production values, insipid dismissal of political stakes hobble occasionally sexy walk-through of Rhys

VOR:   Underconceived? Underbudgeted? Both? Something's holding this back from the picture its makers seem to intend. Recasting Lombard could have added some sting.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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