Brief Encounter (1945)

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Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Starring:  Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson

Viewer Review:  "This a beautiful and heartbreaking film.  This film works because the exquisite chemistry between its two stars, Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. Both these actors make Laura Jesson and Alec Harvey come alive and stay with us every time we view this timeless film. The story is not far fetched and is made real by the two stars that elevate it to one of the best films of all times. The movie is done with an impeccable sense of decorum and style, yet it has such a sexy subtext. That was a time when a film didn't have to "bare it all" in order to catch the viewer's imagination. In fact, Laura and Alec let us know, without being specific, about the passion that both feel for one another. 'Brief Encounter' is one of the best films directed by David Lean, a man who was able to give the film the right tone and made it the classic that it is. Highly recommended."

1h, 26m

Format: DVD

This DVD is encoded NTSC Region ALL (playable worldwide).

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