A country girl Emma Rouault marries a recently bereaved doctor, Charles Bovary, but her love for him does not endure. Whilst Bovary is happy to remain an ordinary provincial doctor, Emma yearns for better things.
Passa por cima de importantes sequências do livro e tem outro grave problema: a protagonista não convence.
Glosses over important sequences of the book and has another serious problem: the protagonist is unconvincing.
Madame Bovary? What a stupid woman! I hated her. Both as a character and felt Jean Renoir picked the wrong lady for the role. Valentine Tessier just didn't look like someone all these men would desire. And I struggled to feel any interest for her too which hurt the movie as she was there all the time. After a series of quality films I felt Renoir was a bit off with this story. Not that Madame Bovary is a bad movie. It's just not up to the standard I've been spoiled with from this director.