Bel Ami

Bel Ami

DVD - 2012
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This tale of temptation and obsession chronicles Georges Duroy's rise to power from his meager beginnings as a penniless ex-soldier by using the city's most influential and wealthy women. Set in turn-of-the-century Paris, Duroy seduces Madame de Marelle then marries Madeleine Forester a former comrade's wife. Fueled by his insatiable quest and lustful greed, Duroy conquers Madame Walter, only to learn that every conquest is married by betrayal and that true love eludes him.


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Nov 16, 2016

Vaguely reminiscent of Camille with Greta Garbo as both are set in late 1800's in Paris, Camille is better (by far), and Chinatown re: the father/daughter relationship which is confusing at best, never really clear at worst; political aspect too hazy to figure out really (lost in sexual aspect which are more than clear) get message across . One hears "Just a Gigalo" as sung by Louis Prima in the background while watching this move. In other words, forgettable r/t story.

lee3 Oct 04, 2013

Huge dissapointment considering the 3 amazing actressess in it. Robert Pattison is terribly cast as the main character, he should stick to vampire movies. The plot is slow paced and dull. The movie sets are beautiful and sumptuous but not worth watching this boring dribble to the end!

Jun 13, 2013

Rules of survivor in high society.

auj012 May 28, 2013

Horrible movie

Mar 08, 2013

Great cast, bad movie. The whole premised seemed to be about Robert Pattinson showing his but (mind you, not a bad one) as he hopped from one woman to another. The storyline was poor.

Jan 24, 2013

Five bright stars for Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci.
Robert Pattinson? Give me a break! He should stay in a role of this vegetarian vampire even if it's the last movie he ever acts in. Bel Ami character offers so much none of which Pattinson is able show.

Nov 19, 2012

Skip It – Bel Ami (2012) 102 min. Robert Pattinson plays an opportunist in this period piece. Slow moving and dull.

brontelit87 Oct 13, 2012

The story itself is kind of eh! The acting is not as bad as all the reviewers said. Still, the story needs more substance.

xaipe Aug 28, 2012

Filmed economically in Budapest, Bel Ami is an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s 1885 story with all the grandeur and sweep of fin-de-siecle Paris. Robert Pattinson was badly miscast as Duroy, a man whose magnetic attraction to women allows him to rise from a penniless commoner to the heights of Parisian society. Pattinson's limitations as an actor are painfully evident among such an accomplished cast. He has a one-size-fits all expresssion which sometimes takes on vampirish overtones and a smile which looks as though it had been painful to produce. He portrays a character devoid of scruples or any depth of character: a true descendant of the Vicomte de Valmont in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses. With a better actor in the role of Duroy, this could have been a very good movie. But of course there's the teen audience to consider.

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