Intellectual Gertrude marries handsome miner Walter, and soon grows to resent her hard-drinking, inarticulate husband. When eldest son William leaves for a job in London, Gertrude pours all her love and frustrated ambition into her relationship with Paul. And so when Paul finally falls in love, an unspoken battle begins between mother and son as Paul struggles to make his own way in the world.
A faithful and moving rendition of a monumental novel
- Sons and Lovers review by ZS
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Whittaker pays superb tribute to Lawrence in this moving portrayal of the different kinds of love.
As with all Lawrence, the key theme is one of class and the breakdown of traditional values, and the film maintains the novel's moral core, whilst presenting a beautiful and moving cinematic landscape.
A must-watch for all Lawrence fans, however it is longer than 3 hours, so not recommended for a Friday night.