Feast of July (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Feast of July (1995)




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Set during the Victorian era, this British costume drama follows a young woman's attempts to cope with the aftermath of her seduction and eventual abandonment. Outcast and pregnant, the woman is taken in by a big-hearted lamplighter and his wife and finds herself pursued by the couple's three handsome sons.


Embeth Davidtz
as Bella Ford
Tom Bell
as Ben Wainwright
Gemma Jones
as Mrs. Wainwright
James Purefoy
as Jedd Wainwright
Greg Wise
as Arch Wilson
Kenneth Anderson
as Matty Wainwright
Ben Chaplin
as Con Wainwright
David Neal
as Mitchy Mitchell
Julian Protheroe
as Bowler-Hatted Man
Tim Preece
as Preacher
Mark Heal
as Shoe Factory Clerk
Daphne Neville
as Mrs. Mitchell
Charles De'Ath
as Billy Swaine
Colin Prockter
as Man in Pub
Richard Hope
as Squire Wyman
Kate Hamblyn
as Harvest Girl
Alan Perrin
as Ticket Clerk
Dominic Gover
as First Rowing Youth
Richard Hicks
as Second Rowing Youth
Arthur Kelly
as Game Keeper
Mark Bazeley
as Man in Restaurant
Stephen Frost
as Tubby Man
David Belcher
as Second Man
Frederick Warder
as Captain Rogers
Tim Perrin
as Hangman
Mark Whelehan
as Assistant Hangman
Rupert Bates
as Prison Warder
Tom Marshall
as Prison Warder
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Critic Reviews for Feast of July

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

My problem with the film was that none of the characters is really interesting.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Feast of July in movie form suffers from the same weakness as the H.E. Bates novel on which it is based. To wit: For all its melodrama, sexual tension and violence, the story is a bore.

August 18, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

an extraordinarily difficult to follow film, full of talky, dull melodrama and the glamorization of "proper" 19th century sensibilities

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/5

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