Watch the latest retelling of Rebecca on Netflix tonight
You’ve read the book and you’ve seen the previous adaptations. Now it’s time for the newest retelling of Rebecca. It’s on Netflix in just a few hours.
Rebecca, starring Lily James, will be on Netflix at 3:01 a.m. ET. For those on the west coast, you’ll get the movie at 12:01 a.m. You can finish watching it before you call it a night, or it will be ready for you in the morning.
Critics aren’t too warm about this adaptation according to Rotten Tomatoes. It’s got a 54% approval rating since it’s theatrical release in the UK. However, personally, I always think a movie is worth checking out for my own two eyes without thoughts from the critics first. The problem for some is that it doesn’t scare, which the original novel certainly did.
What is Rebecca on Netflix about?
The movie is based on the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name. The title isn’t the name of the lead character, though. Instead, the titular character is the first Mrs. de Winter, the one whose memory casts a dark shadow over the house and the family. The new Mrs. de Winter (played by James) will have to deal with that shadow.
The newlyweds arrive at the family estate. For the new wife, it’s all about figuring out who she is as a married woman and as the second Mrs. de Winter.
There is certainly a thriller aspect, as Mrs. de Winter realizes that her husband may not be as honest as he initially seems. There is a huge backstory to the woman whose shadow takes over the house, a story that she wants to figure out over time. The question is how much of this complicated but intriguing backstory will be included in the movie. You’ll get to find out soon.