"Vanity Fair" Movie Summary
Starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Mira Nair, this historical drama is an adaptation of Thackeray's classic 1848 novel. Witherspoon plays Becky Sharp, a plucky social climber in early 19th-century England. Becky marries a man (James Purefoy) who runs up gambling debts, then she and Lord Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) try to exploit each other. The scheming Becky is contrasted with her sweet-natured best friend, Amelia Sedley (Romola Garai).
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DVD Movie Release Date: February 1, 2005
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