Fanny Hill

Fanny Hill

Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure

DVD - 2008
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A naive country girl becomes a London prostitute to survive, enthusiastically enjoying her profession but reserving her heart for the man she loves.

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jimg2000
Mar 30, 2014

The movie was loosely based on the 1748 erotic banned novel. It was about an orphaned naive young girl who was brought to London to start a new life by her friend, but was misled to come under the roof of a brothel, but escaped to betroth a young gentleman, but their matrimony was destroyed by the gentleman's father, but was rescued from desolation by a wealthy admirer, but ... (see quote for morale of this adaptation of the infamous story).

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Monolith
Dec 23, 2013

Hey, I thought this was "Benny Hill"!! (lol --just kidding) Surprising that screenwriter Andrew Davies was on board with this 'period porn' endeavor. 18th century brothels gratuitously romanticized ad nauseam narrated by the bubbliest prostitute I've ever witnessed on screen. Conversely, however, green-eyed beauty Rebecca Night was by no means difficult on the eyes...

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re_discover
Feb 26, 2013

Totally unrealistic. Fanny Hill is a fairy tale for 18th century prostitutes.

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movie20
Aug 09, 2012

a somewhat entertaining fantasy.

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heartofoak
Nov 18, 2011

I read the book & loved it & this movie isn't a bad adaption (short of being pornographic). It just lacked vigor, if you'll pardon the reference.

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hgibbins
Sep 17, 2010

Excellent adaption of the novel by John Cleland. Rebecca Night plays the part of Fanny with just the right touch.

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jimg2000
Mar 30, 2014

Fanny: As to the moral of my story, must always have morals? It seems to me life is very complicated ... and we must all get through it the best we can. Virtue is always preferable to vice ... but we can't always choose, can we?

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Monolith
Dec 23, 2013

Mrs. Cole (trying to convince Fanny to join her brothel): "Think of this, as a temporary strategem. Spend... a little time on your back, to get back on your feet, so to speak..."

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