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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
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Michael Engler
Writer
Julian Fellowes, Laura Moriarty
Actors
Géza Röhrig, Haley Lu Richardson, Victoria Hill, Elizabeth McGovern
Country
Australia, UK, USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
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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Madison

Let me start by saying that this is a very well made film. It is a true story of a man who was born to be a reporter and in the years leading up to the war, he struggled with being an ordinary guy, a normal guy, or a reporter. But what makes this film so good is the way it tells the story. It is clear that the director did a lot of research into the original story. In fact, I did not know that the war had been over for some time until I saw this film. The acting is superb and the scenes are very realistic. The sound effects are very well done, and the music is appropriately "real". It has been several years since I have seen this film, but it still holds up very well. If you are a fan of the old Buster Keaton and Judy Garland films, then you will enjoy this movie. It is a good film that is worth seeing.

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Brenda M.

If you love "auteur" films that don't make any real sense (even if they're great), then this one is for you. It's an intelligent story, and a totally unique take on the "autobiography" genre. You should definitely watch it, even if you're not a fan of the genre. It's entertaining, well written, and (for me) a lot better than the other feature films that followed. If you don't like this type of film, you might like something else. 7/10

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Rebecca Miller

The Chaperone tells the story of how one man's faith in Christ transformed his life and shaped his character. The main character, Sam (Michael Caine) is a quiet and subdued man who is devoted to his faith, but at the same time lacks any conviction. As he seeks out Christian counseling and new mentors, he also meets an attractive woman, Janine (Linda Fiorentino), who's very close to him and wants to help him find his inner strength. This film is a great example of Christian themes, such as repentance and growth, and the importance of faith in the life of a Christian. There is also a strong moral theme in the film, which is the importance of having the courage to follow Christ and the importance of not giving up on Jesus. The main characters are very well developed, and the relationships between them are very interesting and heartfelt. The direction is very good, and the performances by Caine and Fiorentino are very good. However, the film is not perfect. The writing is weak, the direction is not very good, and the ending is a little weak. Overall, this is a very good film that deserves more recognition. It is an excellent film that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a Christian film that is based on a true story.

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Steven B.

I am not a fan of sex movies, but this one is a little different. It is not sex per se, but it is a film about a young woman, who tries to find herself and live her life, even though she has a husband and a son. I also think that the relationship between the mother and the daughter is very important in the story, because it is a very real one. The director has made a very nice movie. I would like to see it again, and I will recommend it to everyone.

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Diana

I was a little hesitant about seeing this movie. I'm not a big fan of Bruce Willis, and I'm not a fan of action movies, so I was a little apprehensive about it. But I think it was a great movie. The acting was great. The plot was great. The story was great. It was about a boy who had to deal with his father who was in jail for killing his girlfriend. The boy grew up to be a good man and helped the people of his town. He loved his mother, and his father loved him. It was great. I loved it. It was a great movie.

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Margaret Lewis

I have seen this film more than 10 times and I still get goosebumps every time I see it. I think this is the best film I have seen in a long time. The film is very simple and yet the story and acting is perfect. This film has many of the elements of a masterpiece and this is definitely one of the best films I have seen in a long time. The film is very emotional and I would recommend this film to anyone.

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Charles C.

A charming film, where the title can be taken as a feminist statement or just as a call to arms for the women of today. It is not about the relationship between the bride and groom, but the one between the bride and the groom. The Bride, in this case, is a young American woman living in England, who falls in love with a local gentleman, and while there are many twists and turns along the way, it is her relationships with those around her that define her. The Wedding Crashers is a great film, and one that is even more important now, in light of the fact that these days women are still not allowed to be as independent as they should be. It is a beautiful film, which will bring a smile to your face and will make you feel good.

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Phillip

I just finished watching this movie. I have never been a big fan of film, but this was the best I have ever seen. The cinematography was great, the acting was superb, the story was interesting and the story kept you on the edge of your seat. I have never seen such an intelligent movie, a movie that gets you thinking, and I hope it gets the recognition it deserves. I hope everyone gets the chance to see this movie and enjoy it as much as I did.

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Frances

In this story about a man who is unable to understand the simple, everyday tasks of life, the performance of Giselle Mattingly, an attractive woman who can read people's emotions and find a way out of a maze, keeps the viewer engaged. One could even say that Mattingly was very much in the middle of the movie, being too thin and not tall enough to be a mother or to be a single parent. But she kept the audience interested. As the story continued, she also learned to have a vision. She also learned to be a real mother, to take care of her children. This is a very good movie about a woman who does not understand what her life is. The message is that life is a journey, and the best way to prepare for that journey is to find what you really love and what you are really looking for.

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Evelyn C.

I didn't know what to expect when I rented this film. I was intrigued by the title and was thinking it would be a cute movie about a girl who becomes an expert in horse-back riding. What I got was a wry, funny, thoughtful look at what happens when you learn that all you have ever wanted is to be a horseback rider. The Chaperone is definitely one of the better indie films I've seen in recent years. It's entertaining and often amusing. I won't deny that the film is slow-paced at times. But what makes this movie work is the well-timed performances of the lead actors. I love watching Rob Brown, in particular, because he's able to make the character he plays so very human and funny. He is able to make the character believable and funny. With great direction and some fine cinematography, this film deserves to be seen by more people.

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Albert Nguyen

I must admit that I am not a big fan of the TV series, but I was very impressed by this film. The film is very true to the book, and it is a very well done film. I am very much looking forward to seeing the next one.

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George B.

I saw this film at a festival in Nashville, TN and enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed the contrast between the cool and sophisticated South that it portrays and the cool and more worldly, intellectual characters. The acting was pretty good. I think the writer/director really took his time with this film and didn't rush it. The film kept me interested and interested in the characters and their motivations. The script was well written and the directing was excellent. I really enjoyed this film. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery, drama, thriller, or thriller about crime, deception, and revenge.

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Jane

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.