Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a hot and steamy film that puts the importance of love above all. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover drops on the streaming service tomorrow, December 2nd. The film is the newest retelling of the 1928 D.H. Lawrence novel of the same name. Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and writer David Magee have managed to stay true to Lawrence’s original work in this hot and steamy version. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
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Lady Chatterley’s Lover Parents Guide
In Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Marrying Sir Clifford Chatterley, Connie’s life of wealth and privilege seems set as she takes the title of Lady Chatterley. Yet this idealistic union gradually becomes an incarceration when Clifford returns from the First World War with injuries that have left him unable to walk. When she meets and falls for Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on the Chatterley family estate, their secret trysts lead her to a sensual, sexual awakening. But as their affair becomes the subject of local gossip, Connie faces a life-altering decision: follow her heart or return to her husband and endure what Edwardian society expects of her.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Language: Lady Chatterley’s Lover contains strong language, with some profanity used. The strongest words viewers will come across are f*ck and d*mn.
Mature Content: The biggest lookout for parents in the film is the sexual content and nudity it contains. Male and female characters are shown completely naked, revealing buttocks and full frontals. The sexual content is often and graphically depicted, as characters are shown having oral sex, sexual intercourse, and masterbating.
The best thing about Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover are the performances given by lead actors Emma Corrin (Lady Chatterley) and Jack O’Connell (Oliver Mellors). Both Corrin and O’Connell have amazing chemistry together, which is crucial to the film. Their interactions are hot, steamy, and intense; viewers could cut the sexual tension between the two with a knife. Corrin is unapologetic in the role and not afraid to bare her soul, among other things. The sex scenes between the two are truly sinful, steamy, yet soft and graceful at the same time. When the actress isn’t baring all of her sensual gifts, she carries her own with dialogue between her and her husband Clifford, played by Matthew Duckett. Their debates over class and the treatment of the working class show the actress’s more powerful side and ability to go beyond the “romantic” part of her role.
Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover retelling of the classic D.H. Lawrence novel still intrigues and draws in viewers, a testament to the talents of director Clermont-Tonnerre, whose previous work includes The Mustang, and writer David Magee (Life of Pi). There is a sense of extreme confidence in the duo’s storytelling, and they boldly take on the issues of sex, marriage, loyalty, and love conquering all. They carefully set a pace that builds up the sexual tension between Lady Chatterley and Oliver with brilliance while also slowly revealing the holes in the Chatterleys’ marriage. There is a lot to unpack here, but it never gets convoluted to the point of mental exhaustion. Fans of period pieces will feel at home with this movie; even though it is set about a hundred years ago, it is modern enough that many of the issues dealt with here can still resonate today.