MY COUSIN RACHEL – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 46 min
Starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen and Holliday Grainger
From the man who brought us such classic rom com’s as 1999’s NOTTING HILL, & 2010’s MORNING GLORY – Roger Michell – comes the early 20th Century mystery and romance, based from English Novelist Daphne Du Maurier’s work by the same name ~ THIS IS MY COUSIN RACHEL!
Orphaned at a young age, we meet Philip (Sam Claflin), who is taken a back when his life-long guardian leaves to wed Philip’s cousin – the mysterious Rachel Ashley (Rachel Weisz).
Smitten since childhood, the young and beautiful Louise Kendall (Holliday Grainger) steps up to aid Philip in his search for his guardian, only to realize rather quickly that Cousin Rachel, her charms, and her deep rooted secrets, are nothing to be messing with…
When his guardian mysteriously dies, and it looks like it is at the hands of his “new wife” Rachel, Philip is hell bent on revenge, trudging to find this horrific wench, with plans of making her pay for this atrocity.
But, as fate would have it, once in the presence his divinely exquisite cousin, Philip too finds himself entranced not only by her beauty, but by her mysterious “healing powers” as well…
I give MY COUSIN RACHEL a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN! – This film is absolutely breathtaking throughout ~ from the mysterious twists and turns of its storyline, to the incredible performances by Weisz ~ as the stunning sociopath Rachel ~ and by Claflin ~ as the young lover ~ falling fast and hard for his cousin and her “extremely enchanting” ways. Holliday Grainger also manages to light up the screen, playing the lovelorn Louise. This entrancing film is nothing shy of sheer perfection – as Michell brings to life the world of early 20th Century England, and Du Maurier’s exquisitely written characters. Between Weisz pulling off one of the most beautiful and sinister women I’ve viewed in a very long time, to Claflin’s innocent, yet super-sexy portrayal of young Philip, each moment of MY COUSIN RACHEL is delightfully beautiful, and opulently disturbing, with each passing frame…making this film a definite MUST SEE!