Movie | English period drama My Cousin Rachel is cinematically gorgeous and full of intrigue
by Bob Brown
Posted 6/15/17, 12:17 pm
A well-crafted plot, little objectionable material, and a luxurious production make My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne du Maurier’s novel, a first-rate mystery.
Orphaned at an early age, Philip (Sam Claflin) was raised by his rich, older cousin, Ambrose. Years later, while summering in Italy, Ambrose meets and marries Rachel (Rachel Weisz), a cousin to both. Ambrose dies unexpectedly, but not before penning a letter to Philip in which he describes his new, younger bride as a “tormentor.”