The Governess

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Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Friday 31st July 1998

Box Office Worldwide: 3

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: British Screen Productions, Arts Council of England, British Broadcasting Company

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Fresh: 22 Rotten: 12

IMDB: 6.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Minnie Driver as Rosina da Silva, Tom Wilkinson as Mr. Charles Cavendish, Harriet Walter as Mrs. Cavendish, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry Cavendish, Florence Hoath as Clementina Cavendish, Arlene Cockburn as Lily Milk, the Maid, Emma Bird as Rebecca, Adam Levy as Benjamin, Countess Koulinskyi as Aunt Sofka

The Governess Movie Review

Minnie Driver nipple alert! Sometimes there's nothing more painful than a forbidden 19th-century romance, filled with chest beating and cries of "This is madness!!" Nonethelss, Sandra Goldbacher ushes in yet another take on The Piano, only without much of the real, underlying emotion. Set in the lonely Scotland manse of a photographic pioneer (Wilkinson), Driver arrives on the scene from London to care for the family's child. Hiding the fact that she's a Jew, she quickly falls for her charge's father. Hair-tearing ensues, thanks to Driver's rebellious influence on the family. A really dull ending disappoints, but the film on a whole isn't unpalatable if you're looking for something a little more contemplative (read: slow).


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