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The Chaperone

The Chaperone is a movie starring Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, and Géza Röhrig. In the early 1920s, a Kansas woman finds her life forever changed when she accompanies a young dancer on her fame-seeking journey to New...

Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Michael Engler
Julian Fellowes, Laura Moriarty
Géza Röhrig, Haley Lu Richardson, Victoria Hill, Elizabeth McGovern
Australia, UK, USA
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In this handsome period piece perfectly suited for cinephiles of all stripes, director Michael Engler (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Six Feet Under) and screenwriter Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) bring a fascinating slice of pre-Hollywood history to light in a coming-of-age story centering on the relationship between the young, free-spirited and soon-to-be international screen starlet Louise Brooks (a riveting, high-intensity Haley Lu Richardson) and her tee-totalling chaperone (a wonderfully nuanced Elizabeth McGovern). On their journey from the conservative confines of Wichita Kansas to the flash and sizzle of New York City, both women are driven by a kindred desire for self-discovery and liberation from the past. Based on the book by Laura Moriarty and anchored by a superb supporting cast (Miranda Otto, Géza Röhrig, and Blythe Danner in a key cameo), The Chaperone is a sensitive, resonant, and illuminating tale of women's lives in the early 20th century.

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I'm not sure why this film has not received the acclaim it deserves, maybe because it's a bit of a different kind of film than most of the mainstream fare we see. But regardless of the film's potential it's not one of those films you'll remember for a long time. The film is about a young man, named Edward (a young boy playing a young man), who has been abandoned by his family and raised in a kind of orphanage. One day, he discovers a mirror and gets very involved in the world of the mirror. This is a good film for anyone who has a kid, it's an entertaining movie that I would recommend to anyone who likes to watch a good film. For me, I would rate this film a 7/10.

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Lauren C.

The Chaperone is a wonderful movie. It is a story about a family and how they deal with a major crisis in their lives. The acting is superb. The actors portray their characters well. The movie is about a family, but the family is so much more than that. It is about how a family will react when faced with a crisis and how they deal with it. The movie is very realistic. I am not a huge fan of comedy. I do not like the genre. I think comedies are for children. The Chaperone is a great movie. It is very sad and very moving. It is a movie that will stick with you.

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Austin E.

I have seen the film twice now, and I would recommend it to everyone, especially people who are open minded about sex. The film is not about sex per se, but about the lives of the people in it. The film is a kind of reflection of a person's life, and the choices they make. The characters are not shown in a stereotypical way, and their lives are not simple, but complex and full of secrets and complexities. I really enjoyed the movie, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about their life. I also enjoyed the director's comments, which gave the viewer some insight into the main characters' lives. I think the film is one of the best I've seen, and I would like to see it again.

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Nicole Jordan

Now, I'm not a fan of Bollywood, but I did enjoy "The Chaperone" enough to watch it again, though I'm not sure I enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. The story involves a 24 year old girl, Neetu (Sushma Batra), who is studying to be a doctor and has been accepted in the same school as a senior girl. While she is at the school, the senior girl, Annu (Kanika), has been thrown out of the school and has been living with her abusive father, who is the school's headmaster. Neetu, who is considered a good student and good sportsman, works as a cleaner for the school, where she meets her future husband, Raj (Kamal Haasan). The two form a sort of ad-hoc friendship, until they fall in love. The story doesn't have much of a beginning, middle or end. It's sort of like an unfinished chapter from an unfinished novel, and the ending leaves us with a sense of emptiness, like we've read the entire story before we started watching it. The film, unfortunately, doesn't have any surprises, and the film's only success was to create a sort of a sad romance between the two. It's also extremely predictable, but that's not really a problem for me. It's an unusual kind of romance, and I have to admit that the film's romance is actually quite touching. I enjoyed the film very much, but it's not a film I would watch again. If I were to make a recommendation for it, I'd say it's not a film you should watch again, but if you are a fan of Bollywood films, then you'll probably enjoy it.

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Brittany W.

I first saw this film as a teenager, and it has stayed with me ever since. The plot is a fascinating mix of present-day life with what could happen in the future if we continue to take our food and water from the Earth. The tension is palpable, and the ideas are both plausible and very interesting. The film is very well acted. Everyone involved in the film plays their parts to perfection, and the script is well written. The performances are almost entirely uninspired, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they're all fantastic. The film is so well made that the writing, while it's not the best, is as good as any film I've seen in the past few years. The film is written with such skill that it's difficult to fault the film. I recommend this film highly. It's highly recommended.

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Jessica Hamilton

I must admit I've never read the book, but the movie did a great job of portraying the book in a way that I could get the whole story, and not just a part. I feel like I learned a lot about the book, and I am looking forward to the second book. I've heard people compare the movie to the book, and they say it doesn't go nearly far enough. I disagree. The movie is accurate, and there are only a few scenes that are not in the book. It's a great movie, and a great way to learn about the book.