29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Ravishing period drama, brilliantly produced.,
This review is from: The Buccaneers [DVD] (DVD)
Wow! Although from 1995, this production of Edith Wharton's novel has not aged. The costumes are exquisite, the casting superb, the storyline exhilarating and tragic. I have watched this over and over, having first had it on video years ago then upgrading to DVD.
Others have explained the storyline, so I won't. It is deserving of its 15+ rating, as there are some scenes I would not wish my younger children to see, particularly implied sexual violence within marriage. This, however is a minor part of the movie and not explicit.
The overall effect is simply magical, and some of the attitudes of establishment Brits toward loud Americans taking over the place are as pertinent now as they were in the 19th Century! Enjoy!