Playing a vampire remains his biggest calling card, but Robert Pattinson makes another big move to expand his screen image in this adaptation of a classic Guy de Maupassant story.
The actor plays a soldier who decides to change his circumstances for the better in late 1700s Paris, working his wiles on powerful men's mistresses. Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci play several targets of his emotional scheming. Colm Meaney and Anthony Higgins also are in the cast. DVD extra: "making-of" documentary. *** (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)
Buy 'Bel Ami' on DVD.