Aristocrats

Aristocrats

DVD - 2006
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Paints an intimate portrait of the 18th-century upper-class life in England and Ireland through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters. Well-educated, strong-minded, and distinctly individual, they take charge of their own lives, tempting scandal with their unconventional ideas about love, marriage, education, and fidelity.

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LadySade
Feb 01, 2016

Certainly engrossing but like other viewers, the change of actors was not blended well. This bred confusion.

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IV27HUjg
Jan 24, 2015

To the viewer of 2014 this seems very dated. Seeing now familiar faces at maturity, it's an odd feeling to see them in youth. Costumes are fantastic. Little wonder the English royalty has been seen as silly frippery.

ser_library Jul 02, 2013

preferred the book which has more depth and less sensationalism, but the costumes are beautiful

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Bookworm39
May 06, 2013

Very Good. Love the English and Irish History. Wonderful Costumes and acting.

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ThelmaPickles
Mar 06, 2013

This is a six part mini-series that I really enjoyed. However, as a few other reviewers have noted, it has one big flaw beginning at the end of the fifth episode - they changed all the lead actors to show them much older. I found this very jarring and confusing. I was absorbed in the story up until this point. The change of actors caused me to jump out of the story as I kept trying to figure out who was who. It really made the last episode hard to follow. Still, all- in-all the majority of the series is good and worth watching if you like period pieces that are more literary and true-to-form than Downton Abbey.

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atfrancis
Sep 26, 2011

An epic tale that doesn't plod along. A great, and unusual for the times, portrayal of strong women.

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8217549
Aug 13, 2011

loved it. i can't wait to read the book

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morebooksplease
Feb 07, 2011

I enjoyed this story of 4 sisters with their class struggles and the ever popular struggle of love vs. duty. Like Michikobud, I found the abrupt change of actors a bit hard to follow at first. Over all, a good watch if you enjoy historical dramas.

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MichikoB
Jan 12, 2011

A nice story with twists and turns. The only bit of confusion for myself is figuring out "who is who" when they change actors as the characters age.

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KarenW
Nov 30, 2010

Beautifully capturing the times and fashions, this film covers the true life story of four sisters whose modern sensibilities force their contemporaries to accept the triumphs and foibles of their lives.

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