Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil is a love story set in the 1920s that tells the story of a young English couple, Walter (Edward Norton), a middle class doctor and Kitty (Naomi Watts), an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
Great movie with convincing characters.
- The Painted Veil review by JR
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I love this movie. It looks amazing with the fabulous cinematography and wonderful mountains backdrop but it's also just a great story with convincing characters. It's not overly sentimental as a romantic drama which is really refreshing and makes it feel more real. I like the 1920's China / Colonial political backdrop too as I've not seen many movies covering this !
Love/hate period drama
- The Painted Veil review by Rubber Ducky
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A story of the unwise marriage of a doctor and 'woman of privilege' who was just looking to escape from her family. Their journey takes them to China to Cholera infected villages. Some amazing cinematography and convincing performances by Norton and Watts as they learn to respect each other.