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The Affair of the Necklace

HD   R Closed Captioning

Charles Shyer

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About the Movie

The controversial true story of Jeanne De La Motte Valois stars Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby," "Insomnia,"), as a countess whose name and title were stripped from her by the Royal Family, leaving her penniless in the late 18th Century. Her fight to restore her name and proper place in society is filled with mystery, intrigue and desire, with an infamous diamond necklace at the center of it all. This touching and dramatic story was nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design. Starring Jonathan Pryce ("Brazil," "Ronin"), Academy Award-winner Christopher Walken ("Catch Me If You Can," "Pulp Fiction"), Joely Richardson ("The Patriot," "Return to Me") and Adrien Brody ("Liberty Heights," "The Jacket").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 62
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 53
  • Average Rating: 3.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: The Affair of the Necklace drags and meanders when it wants clarity and clockwork, and bogs down in hazy, vague emotions. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: No matter how ornate or magnificent a strand of jewels might be, it's not the most effective device to pin a story on. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Nov 30, 2001

Rotten: This is a good example of what can happen when a bunch of grownup humans who really ought to know better get funny ideas about art. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Shyer ... exhibits little flair for the ebb and flow of a costume caper movie. – John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Very much enjoyed it.

I love the cast of this movie and pase of it. Totaly disagree with the review of just one star. I fully enjoyed watching it.


to those who say "warn be about the bare breast scene so children don't see it!". you are right. itunes SHOULD warn people. it's not as if they rated this film "R" or showed a breast scene in the preview. also, it's not as if children have even seen a breast before, forbid the notion! breasts are horrible, nasty things.


Who are you? John Ashcroft? Seriously. It's high time we taught young women growing up that there's nothing shameful about any part of their anatomy. Would you complain about a man without his shirt on? No. So what's wrong with a woman's breast? The source of life??? Your comment is truly chauvinistic. If you are a woman, I'm even more ashamed because you clearly have no love or respect for your body. If you're going to complain about this preview, why not worry about the violence of it, rather than some innocuous breast? Grow up. And, as another reviewer pointed out, the film is rated R. Isn't that your warning? (My apologies to iTunes users looking for a real review. I haven't seen the film, but I thought the issue was important enough to write a response to our disgruntled viewer below.)