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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Catherine McCormack
Rufus Sewell
Oliver Platt
Jaqueline Bisset
Directors
Marshall Herskovitz
Screenwriters
Jeannine Dominy
Running Time
111 minutes

The Honest Courtesan
Unable to wed the man she loves, a strong-willed beauty becomes a courtesan so she can woo him instead.


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Plot
Veronica (McCormack) is desperate to rise above her social station and gain an education. She also wishes to marry a handsome aristocrat, who will help her achieve her desires. However, she takes a rather more alternative route when her mother recommends she take on the family business and become a courtesan.


Verdict
Shot with a loving eye, the costumes and the locations are sumptuous and everything develops beautifully, if somewhat unbelievably, until the very end when everything spirals into coutroom melodrama.


Reviewed by Jessica Mellor

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