The Age of Innocence (1993)

A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman’s cousin. (IMDb)

A beautifully composed film, with its exquisitely detailed sets and costumes, that, along with a swirling orchestral score, gracefully sweep you up into 1870s New York. Striking visual edits complete this cinematic package that brings life to what is a very introspective story heavy on narration and light on outward conflict. It’s a unique combination that sits nicely in the end but feels a tad too mild and insubstantial at times throughout, despite strong performances from the three leads.

7.4/10

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2 thoughts on “The Age of Innocence (1993)

  1. The Age of Innocence is breathtaking!
    The Opera scene, that carriage scene, the last scene…such a beautiful film. I catch my breath for a moment when Michelle walks across the room in that red dress. There were other stunning moments, for sure, but that crossing was stellar, and of course, the vision of Ellen standing on the pier in the sunshine is how we all wish to be found.

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