NETFLIX’S Rebecca reboot has been slammed by viewers who raged that they had ‘wasted two hours’ on the ‘awful, rushed and confusing’ film.
The latest adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel sees Lily James play Mrs. de Winter, a young woman battling the shadow of her husband’s dead first wife, Rebecca.
Netflix’s new adaptation of Rebecca has been slammed by viewers Credit: AP:Associated Press
Armie Hammer plays Maxim de Winter while the cast also includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Keeley Hawes and Ann Dowd.
But despite the strong line-up, viewers have been left severely underwhelmed by the finished film.
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “Struggling through #Rebecca on Netflix. The only one who exudes something believable is Kristin Scott-Thomas.
“A terrible adaptation of a novel, it’s fair to say. Rushed. Music awful. Lily James just doesn’t have range.”
Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas star in the film Credit: AP:Associated Press
The film is a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novelCredit: AP:Associated Press
Viewers branded the film ‘awful’ and ‘terrible’Credit: AP:Associated Press
Another added: “Netflix’s remake of #Rebecca is absolutely awful, so awful in fact that I don’t know where to start. Please could I have my two hours back…”
A third tweeted: “Rebecca was terrible. All style & no substance. I’ve never seen Lily James act badly, so I’m shocked. I’d like to comment on Armie Hammer, but he’s hardly in it!
“They changed weird things and the ending? What was that look about!? So disappointed & confused.”
Meanwhile a fourth agreed, writing: “Ben Wheatley’s #Rebecca is a terrible misfire. A complete lack of pacing and plotting with quality on par with a basic TV production.
Many critics have also savaged the filmCredit: AP:Associated Press
“The screenwriter REALLY missed the point of the novel.”
The critics were equally as scathing, with The New York Times writing: “To call this “Rebecca” an update would be misleading. It’s just a mistake.”
Meanwhile The Times critic said: “What we have instead is what the French director François Truffaut used to call “le cinéma de papa” — a passionless, vacuous, low-level exercise in cringeworthy mediocrity.”
Rebecca is available on Netflix now.
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