Martin Scorcese's "The Age of Innocence" is an artful adaptation of Edith Wharton's novel
about a proper gentleman's romance with his fiance's unconventional cousin. Daniel Day-Lewis plays the dutiful Newland
Archer, who is engaged to the sweet May Welland (Winona Ryder). Newland soon finds a companion spirit in
May's cousin, the Countess Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer), when she returns home to America.
Newland sympathizes with the Countess, whose separation from her abusive husband makes her a social outcast
in the restrictive mores of late-19th Century New York, but soon finds himself falling in love.
The film offers an elegant and stylish portrait of high society in Victorian New England.
This film is rated PG.