Rent The Happy Prince (2018)

3.1 of 5 from 343 ratings
1h 41min
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Synopsis:
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back. Under the microscope of demise he reviews the flailed attempt to reconcile with his wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and foiled to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintances, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Antonio Spagnuolo, , Franca Abategiovanni, Thierry de Coster, , , , Sam Perry, Sam Barrett, Aymeric Bolé,
Directors:
Writers:
Rupert Everett
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/10/2018
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'The Happy Prince'
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/10/2018
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Making of 'The Happy Prince'

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Reviews (9) of The Happy Prince

Very well done Mr Everett - The Happy Prince review by BE

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14/07/2018

Unless you are familiar with the literary giant that was Oscar Wilde - his aestheticism, his wit and the wonderful literature he gave to society - his genius may not be appreciated from this portrayal of the sad and seedy life he led after being released from prison and which had very little of the flamboyance of his earlier life. Unless you are in the know, it may also be difficult to understand who the acquaintances from England are that come back into contact with him during the dark days of his exile and his not too distant demise. The film was written, directed and starred in by Rupert Everett. It's obviously a labour of love for Mr Everett and has resulted in a magnificent film which I thoroughly enjoyed. He has done himself proud. I loved the way he entwined Wilde's children's story of The Happy Prince with what was happening on screen towards the end. This reduced me to tears, as did the story when I originally read it years ago. Emily Watson also gave an outstanding performance as Wilde's wife, Constance. Attention to detail with the period clothing is also to be applauded as are the very lovely locations in France and Italy. .

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Decline and fall of a literary emperor - The Happy Prince review by IG

Spoiler Alert
31/10/2018

A brilliant piece of work by Rupert Everett all round, intelligent, interesting and a delight to watch, amazing really focusing as it does on the morally questionable and rather seedy last years of Wilde's life: Thoroughly enjoyed it.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Classic movie about Oscar Wilde and his great short story The Happy Prince - The Happy Prince review by PV

Spoiler Alert
06/11/2018

I loved this movie. OK it's half in French and that may put some people off - but so what? Just read the subtitles (though the spelling in some is atrocious - 'storeys' for 'stories' for example).

I found this way more moving and interesting that Stephen Fry's very self-indulgent 'Wilde' film too.

Despite the mediocre reviews of some critics, I am giving this 5 stars. I found it interesting, beautiful and moving.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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