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Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Actors: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan, Stephen Mendillo
Director: John Madden
Genres: Drama
PG     2003     1hr 39min

Hailed by critics nationwide, ETHAN FROME is the classic Edith Wharton tale of blazing passion and forbidden desire! Screen sensation Liam Neeson (K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, SCHINDLER'S LIST, HUSBANDS AND WIVES) stars as Ethan ...  more »


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Actors: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Gil Rood, Tate Donovan, Stephen Mendillo
Director: John Madden
Creators: Bobby Bukowski, Jolly Dale, Lindsay Law, Richard Price, Stan Wlodkowski, Edith Wharton, Richard Nelson
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 03/12/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 03/12/1993
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Andrea L. from WINDSOR, VT
Reviewed on 10/28/2012...
Read the book, watch the movie. This is the only "sad" movie I like. This is the movie that made me fall in love with Liam Neeson. Filmed in VT.. 5 stars all the way around
Kathleen O. (Kathleen) from WALDPORT, OR
Reviewed on 4/5/2010...
Frome is a man with big dreams who marries the wrong woman. She is sickly but what makes her unlikable is that she is bitter about it. Her niece comes to live with her and From and Mattie fall in love but then tragedy occurs.

I like this movie but it is too sad to watch a third time. Liam Neeson is wonderful and Joan Allen plays his wife to a tee. Arquette is perfect as the niece. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I watched the movie. But, again it is a bit of a tear-jerker.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Teresa B. from BLAND, MO
Reviewed on 8/31/2009...
Love, wickedness, jealousy, lust, anger,envy, you name it this movie has it. More to the pit of the stomach than a drama usually is. I enjoyed the actors, very well preformed.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Are you a Born Romantic ?
KelB | 01/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you love Romance, you simply must have this video! Yes, Ethan and Mattie are what we call "star crossed lovers" in a way, so all the more reason why their courtship escalates so far beyond the mundane.I promise you this: there are at least two love scenes in this film that are so amorous and seductive that you will most certainly rewind the tape just to reassure yourself that it was accomplished completely without nudity.Liam Neeson (Ethan) is at his expected best, portraying a character who is astonishingly sexy and lovable regardless of his physical deformity or intensely tragic circumstances. And Patricia Arquette (Mattie) exquisitely personifies a beautiful and kind young woman approaching her first peak of sexuality.All of the actors are wonderful and the film follows the book very closely. Buy the video, read the book, and then if you are a true Romantic you will watch the video again and again.Do read the previous reviews from other customers, I enjoyed reading all of them."
Neeson Outdoes the Book!
Sean Ares Hirsch | 11/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of you who read my review on this book, you know that I gave the book 4 stars. Well, Neeson outdid the book! Neeson takes the book a BIG step farther. We see Ethan in his disfigured and isolated state, and then time goes backwards and we see how Ethan went from a somewhat normal state to this tragic and lamentable state. The priest adds a welcome touch of sympathy. The images are outstanding, and the background music flatters the images well. Comic relief moments are inserted in this lamentable tragedy well. One thing I must say about this movie is that even though it does not have lots of action or effects, IT IS NEVER BORING!! Ethan's quarrles with his wife are memorable, and his reluctant affair is unforgettable. There is even a wonderful scene in the middle that foreshadows Ethan's crippled state, the hostility between Ethan's wife and the housekeeper, and the tree that changes everyone's life for the worse. One brief, but vital scene is when Ethan and his wife argue bitterly, and the housekeeper along with one of Ethan's helpers overhear it. The final scene is likely to draw tears even from the most experienced person in drama and tragedy. Neeson deserves much credit for turning a 4 star book into an exquisite masterpiece. With all the movies I have seen, I can not boast of knowing more than 16 exquisite masterpieces, and this is one of them."
Excellent acting.Beautiful localle.magnificent score!
Sean Ares Hirsch | 01/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wonderfully acted rendition of this classic American novel.Liam NeesonPatricia Arquette and Joan Allen areexcellent in bringing this tale of truelove and betrayal to life.Rachel Portman's mournful yet beautiful score lends itself to the story as well as thebreathtaking vistas of Kings Mountain inVermont.A must see!"