The Portrait of a Lady
Jane Campion brings her modern sensibilities to this story of Henry James’ 1870s heroine Isabel Archer, a young, sharp-minded, American woman abroad who inherits unexpected wealth and uses it to live as she likes, traveling and rejecting numerous suitors until she falls into an unwise marriage that nearly becomes her ruination.
"...Directed by: Jane Campion. Starring: Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise..."
Jan. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten