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Rebecca (2020) Movie Review

By Newguy

Rebecca – Movie Review

Discover the captivating movie 'Rebecca' - a haunting tale of love and suspense set in an imposing English estate.

ABC Film Challenge – Romance – R

Director: Ben Wheatley (Meg 2 The Trench)

Writer: Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse (Screenplay)

Writer: Daphne Du Maurier (Novel)


Plot: A young newlywed arrives at her husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.

Runtime: 2 Hours 3 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Rebecca starts when a young woman (James) who is working as help for the rich Mrs Van Hopper (Dowd) meets a widowed rich man Maxim de Winter (Hammer). The pair strike it off and soon decide to get married. Mrs De Winter finds herself thrown into a world she has never lived.

However, as she learns more about Maxim’s first wife, she starts to question what is really going on in the mansion. All the while things start getting more out of control than she could ever imagine.

Verdict on Rebecca

Rebecca is a romantic mystery following a young woman who meets and falls in love with a wealthy widow. She sees it as a change to her life until she learns there is a bigger mystery about what has been going on in his life.

This is a mystery that lacks any suspense and does not get into enough of the bigger mystery going on. It lacks so much and becomes mostly dull as we get a lot of nothing. The film wants to be clever and even being a remake of a Hitchcock movie, which leaves little to the imagination.

Final ThoughtsRebecca is a dull, lifeless remake.

Rebecca (2020) Movie Review

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