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2020-09-04 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine

Friday Film Fest: Maurice

Friday Film Fest: Maurice

ROLL IN THE HAY James Wilby and Hugh Grant play frisky young lovers
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Have you run out of new shows and films to stream yet? Perhaps returning to a classic is an entertainment option this Labor Day weekend. We suggest the movie that launched Hugh Grant (and his hair) into the hearts of the masses: Maurice.

GOOD HEIR DAY Apparently they had blow dryers back then?
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The 1987 film by James Ivory tells the story of two male Cambridge students, Maurice (James Wilby) and Clive (Grant) falling in love. Unfortunately, the oppressive nature of the Edwardian era in which the story is set drives a wedge between them.

TAKING A PUNT Our heroes relaxing on the river
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Based on the book by E.M. Forster, Maurice is believed to express the author’s personal struggle. It’s a sad tale of how restrictive social pressures and fear of being ostracized forced many to deny their identities, and their own happiness.

Maurice is streaming now through the Cohen Media Channel on Amazon Prime.

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