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The Bostonians 1984

  • James Ivory
  • October 2, 1984
  • 122 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Romance
A BEAUTIFUL FILM . . . An intimate and exquisite probe of the feminist heart.
Based on Henry James's novel of the same name. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protégée of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the film also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentrics.

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