Charlotte Gray

DVD - 2002
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Charlotte Gray
Its World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France.

Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2002]
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 0790767473
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Mar 20, 2015

“Charlotte Gray” follows title character Charlotte Gray as she navigates World War II era England and France as a spy. When she is first introduced, Charlotte is a naïve young woman who quickly falls in love with a Royal Air Force pilot named Peter Gregory. After she learns that Peter’s plane goes down somewhere in France and he is considered MIA, Charlotte joins the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and is dropped into France as a spy-like person. As the film continues, Charlotte has to find Peter, become the protector of two young Jewish boys, and stop her spy-persona from being discovered by the Nazis occupying France.

“Charlotte Gray” is an incredible movie based off of the equally incredible book of the same name. The actors and actresses do an amazing job of bringing the characters to life, and they are all natural and believable in their roles. The script is well-written, and is both poetic and gritty. The immense amount of research that surely went into this film also shines through in its script. The set, makeup, and costume designs all make viewers feel as though they are really in 1940s small-town France, and every aspect of the designs are so meticulously crafted that it is truly breathtaking.

Overall, the author of this review highly recommends “Charlotte Gray”. It’s an extraordinary movie that is sure to wow audiences no matter who they are. The author of this review also believes “Charlotte Gray” to be suitable for ages fourteen and up.

Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A beautifully filmed movie, with a beautiful woman starring. The story, however, was lacking. The viewer is introduced to two lovers, passing like trains in the night in WWII London, with the (male) pilot sadly called out for duty. BAM! Suddenly we see Blanchett as a pseudo "G.I. Jane", parachuting covertly into Nazi occupied France to help the Allied cause, but mostly to look for her fly-boy Romeo. Not nearly enough time was invested in developing the above romance in film's beginning to justifiably warrant Cate's undying devotion, and definitely not enlisting for spy missions for it. The only consolation for the thin storyline for me was, as I said, she really did look exceptionally beautiful.

Jan 18, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Starts out nice but unravels as it goes. By far, the best thing about this is the strong period feel, but all the spies and resistance fighters are just too inept to survive, especially the principles, Blanchette and Crudup.


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Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Military psychiatrist: "Of these three, which in your view is the most important: Faith, hope, or love?" Charlotte Gray: "...Hope."


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