He Knew He Was Right - (Region 1 Import DVD)
Starring Laura Fraser et al
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Marguerite, South Africa. 25 July 2016
Based on master Victorian story-teller Anthony Trollope's novel of the same name, HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT is an intriguing and, at times, frustrating look at the obstinacy & pride that destroys the marriage of Louis & Emily Trevalyan (admirably portrayed by Oliver Dimsdale & Laura Fraser). Initially blissfully happy, Louis becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife is having an affair with her godfather, Col. Osborne (Bill Nighy). Despite the well-meaning interventions of friends & relatives, Louis & Emily will not accept each other's assurances of fidelity & forgiveness and their overblown pride & obstinacy lead to their downfall.
As a little comic relief, Trollope introduces us to another love triangle, that involving a young vicar (David Tennant) foolishly caught between two predatory sisters, portrayed by Claudie Blakely & Fenella Woolgar, with Barbara Flynn as their conniving mother. Reminiscent of the rivalry between the Pecksniff sisters in Charles Dickens's novel MARTIN CHUZZLEWITT, at least this sibling squabble ends on an amusing note.
The DVD also includes the documentary THE TWO LOVES OF ANTHONY TROLLOPE, but I regret to say that I found it boring and amateurish.
Region 1 - United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.