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5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than the book, 17 Sept. 2002
I watched the first half of Rebecca back in 1997 on PBS. I immediately found the book and read it in a day. The next Sunday night I watched the second half. The film brought the characters to life in a way that no other movie had. Charles Dance is simply amazing as Maxim de Winter. He is very believable as the tormented widower of Rebecca. Emilia Fox is charming as the second Mrs de Winter. She brings the innocence of the character to life on the screen. She makes the audience, and especially the female audience, sympathize with her. The chemistry between Dance and Fox is perhaps the strongest aspect of the film. The two play off of each other as though they truly were the characters. I highly recommend this film to anyone. It is a magnificent story with many twists and turns. Five stars for Rebecca.