"Lady Chatterley's Lover" Review

Jack O'Connell and Emma Corrin Feature Old-School Characters in a Steamy New Way

The David Magee-penned screenplay for Laure de Clermont-adaptation Tonnerre's of D.H. Lawrence's novel about an upper-class woman's

an upper-class woman's liaison with a working-class guy had its world debut in Telluride.

The second movie by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is a complete departure from the previous one in terms of both theme and setting.

However, there is a seductive physicality, a respect for flesh and muscle, shared by both the director's adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's century-old novel and the modern drama The Mustang.

Emma Corrin and Jack O'Connell steam up the screen as similar souls fueled by carnal passion in Lady Chatterley's Lover, but Matthias Schoenaerts and a wild horse own the gorgeous bodies in the 2019 movie.

Long people condemned Lawrence as a pornographer, and his final and frequently altered book, 1928, was for many years outlawed as indecent in many nations.

It later entered the canon of English literature. Susan Sontag would later disparage it as being regressive.

Even in this rendition, where Corrin's character's intelligence and her desire for authentic experience serve as the narrative engine and highlight the woman behind "milady," there is something traditional—satisfyingly so—about the all-consuming passion.