The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

Director: Roland Joffé Cast: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
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The Scarlet Letter 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book for my English class and then decided to watch the movie, since I enjoyed the book so much. I do agree that Gary Oldman was perfect as Arthur Dimmesdale. He was very good at portraying the inner conflicts suffered by Dimmesdale. He is sexy without having to try. He definetly is the highlight of the entire movie. It it a decent protrayal of the book. I do like the fact the movie shows how Hester and Arthur's relationship developed, instead of in the book where it just starts as she is released from prison. I also liked the fact that in the movie, Hester was unashamed of her love and felt that it was no sin to love. Demi Moore portrays Hester as being a stronger, more independent woman, than her character was in the book. The movie is really good and I really did enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Scarlet Letter is about sin and sex. If you choose sin over sex, then you will like the book better. If you choose sex over sin, then you will like the movie better.The movie was much more interesting then the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard much about how 'terrible' this movie is, but I loved it. I loved the beautiful scenery, and I loved the romance, even if it didn't keep 100% to Hawthorne's classic. I much preferred this versions' bitter-sweet ending to Hawthorne's. The acting may not be Oscar material, but it certainly was better than a lot of what else is out there. I highly recommend this movie to any romantic who loves a story with a happy ending set in wild, beautiful scenery.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know if this movie could be worse, but it certainly could be better. I read the book for a high school English assingment, but unlike some, I enjoyed the book, and so was excited to see the movie. The plot of the movie deviates greatly from that of the book. Instead of focusing on the consequences of the sin, this movie mainly deals with the sin itself, throwing in (in a typical Hollywood style) plenty of gore and fairly graphic nudity, etc. Demi Moore's portrayal of Hester Prynne is laughable, and I found myself wondering why she was chosen for this part, except for her willingness to bare herself onscreen. Her English accent is almost as bad. Gary Oldman, on the other hand, was very believable as his character, if perhaps a little theatrical sometimes. While watching the film, I knew him as Arthur Dimmesdale, whereas anytime I looked at Hester Prynne, I thought ''Demi Moore''. Robert Duvall was really creepy. Overall, this movie is overlong and I think ''freely adapted'' from the novel is an understatement. You might watch it if you're a Gary Oldman fan, or if you have nothing better to do with two hours.
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