Release date:July 25, 2008
(limited; expands: Aug. 1; expands: Aug. 8)
MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Screenwriters:Jeremy Brock, Andrew Davies
Starring:Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw, Hayley Atwell, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon
A provocative and suspenseful drama, "Brideshead Revisited" tells an evocative story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in the pre-WWII era. In the film, Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode, "Match Point," "The Lookout") becomes entranced with the noble Marchmain family, first through the charming and provocative Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), and then his sophisticated sister, Julia (Hayley Atwell, "Cassandra's Dream" and the upcoming "The Duchess"). The rise and fall of Charles' infatuations reflect the decline of a decadent era in England between the wars. Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson co-stars as Lady Marchmain.