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Restoration [DVD]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • During the 17th-century reign of Britain's Charles II a young physician is taken into the decadent court of the King. His talents for healing are overtaken by his even greater talents for debauchery, and he is exiled after falling in love with his wife--the king's mistress. On the outside, he rediscovers his true calling in the plague-infested streets of London. Based on Rose Tremain's 1989 novel. Academy Awards: 2, including Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration 1996
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design 1996 James Acheson Supporting actor, KAZAAM/IN THE SHADOW OF THE COBRA

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  • Credits
    Robert Downey, Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker, Meg Ryan, Ian McKellen, Ian McKellen, Hugh Grant
  • Critic Reviews
    "...The viewer is bombarded with enjoyable visual information and made to feel quite giddy with the unaccustomed grandiosity of it all..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...RESTORATION vividly recreates one of the most colorful chapters in English history....Gorgeously mounted and elegantly scored..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Lively, lavish and grandly acted..."
    Rolling Stone

    "Resplendent in its evocation of teeming, gaudy, plague-stricken 17th-century England....[The] sweeping yet intimate drama boasts and exemplary cast headed by Robert Downey Jr., who does bravura work..."
    Variety

    "...Charming....Downey struggles...manfully in the role..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...The film has many virtues...the most enchanting is simply the lust with which it depicts a bold and colorful era in history..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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