“Rebecca” (REVIEW) Stylish, Atmospheric & Surprisingly Flat

A review of REBECCA starring Lily James and Armie Hammer, from director Ben Wheatley now streaming on Netflix.



SYNOPSIS

After a whirlwind romance in Monte Carlo with handsome widower Maxim de Winter (Armie Hammer), a newly married young woman (Lily James) arrives at Manderley, her new husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast. Naive and inexperienced, she begins to settle into the trappings of her new life, but finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas). Directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Free Fire) and produced by Working Title Films (Darkest Hour, Emma), REBECCA is a mesmerizing and gorgeously rendered psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s beloved 1938 gothic novel. [Netflix]


Rebecca: (L to R) Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca (L to R) Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca (L to R) Keeley Haws as Beatrice Lacy, John Hollingworth as Giles Lacy, Tom Goodman-Hill as Frank Crawley, Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: (L to R) Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers, Lily James as Daphne, Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter
Rebecca (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Sam Riley as Jack Favell. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca (L to R) Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: (L to R) Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca (L to R) Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca: Lily James as Mrs. de Winter, Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX
Rebecca:(L to R) Kristin Scott Thomas as Mrs. Danvers, Lily James as Mrs. de Winter. Cr. KERRY BROWN/NETFLIX

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