The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)

  • 7.0
  • 2h 4min
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1981-10-16 (USA)


A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married, but who falls in love with outcast Sarah, whose melancholy makes her leave him after a short, but passionate affair. Anna and Mike, who play the characters of Sarah and Charles, go, during the shooting of the film, through a relationship that runs parallel to that of their characters.

Short Review

The period drama is richly textured and acted with intensity by Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons and a superior cast.