The Painted Veil

2006 • 124 minutes
4.5
295 reviews
74%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Based on the classic novel by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Painted Veil" is a love story set in the 1920s that tells the story of a young English couple, Walter, a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, who get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
4.5
295 reviews
Michelle Welch
January 2, 2020
A very tragic and beautiful love story written in1925 when the cholera epidemic was rampant in China. A must see movie if only for a good history lesson. One of my favorite movies and I am definitely a huge movie buff!
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Heidi Jackson
May 17, 2017
The end was sad and happy. So cute how she learned to love him. Hated the part about the affair. But overall the movie was great.
2 people found this review helpful
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Nerizza Morido
January 12, 2015
I cried and it was a heartfelt story. Even his gaze to her shows overwhelming love and admiration. A beautiful masterpiece.
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