• PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.1  (1,111)

MTV's Wuthering Heights is a romantic drama film released in 2003. It is a modern retelling of the classic novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte set in the 21st century. The movie follows the turbulent love story of two childhood sweethearts, Cathy and Heathcliff, and the tragic consequences of their forbidden love. Erika Christensen plays the role of Cathy, a wild and headstrong young woman with a fiery personality. Mike Vogel plays the part of Heathcliff, an orphaned boy adopted by Cathy's father. The two become inseparable friends and develop a deep affection for each other. However, their love is challenged by Catherine's ambitious brother Hindley, played by Christopher Masterson. He resents Heathcliff for his closeness to the family and the attention he receives from his sister.

As Cathy and Heathcliff grow older, their relationship becomes more complex. They are deeply in love, but Cathy is determined to marry someone of higher social standing to fulfill her ambitions. Heathcliff is heartbroken and becomes embittered, leading him to leave Wuthering Heights. He returns years later with a newfound wealth and a determination to win Cathy's heart once and for all.

The movie is set in a Gothic and eerie environment, with the Wuthering Heights mansion serving as a central location. MTV's Wuthering Heights is more focused on the romantic aspect of the story, rather than the darker themes of the original novel, such as revenge and obsession. The rousing emotions and passions of the characters are emphasized with a modern soundtrack that ranges from pop to rock, adding to the overall energy and richness of the story.

The film showcases the power of love and the consequences of societal pressures, betrayal, and injustice. Many scenes are focused on the intense chemistry and magnetism between Cathy and Heathcliff, and their struggle to fight against the odds to be together. The movie is also an exploration of class issues and the limitations of social norms.

MTV's Wuthering Heights was directed by Suri Krishnamma and written by Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung. It received mixed reviews upon release, with some critics praising the modern adaptation of the classic novel, while others found the changes too drastic and criticized the focus on the romantic aspects of the story. However, the movie was praised for the performances of the lead actors, Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel, who were able to give life to the complex and multifaceted characters of Cathy and Heathcliff.

Overall, MTV's Wuthering Heights serves as an entertaining and vibrant retelling of the classic novel. It offers a new interpretation of a compelling and timeless story that has captivated audiences for centuries. Whether you are a fan of the original novel or a newcomer to the story, the movie is worth checking out for its stunning visuals, powerful performances, and engaging storytelling.

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    1 hr 30 min
  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (1,111)