Bernard and Doris
A fictionalized drama based on the behind the scenes relationship between tobacco heiress Doris Duke and her Irish butler Bernard Lafferty, the movie features Susan Sarandon as savvy Duke, and Ralph Fiennes as the loyal employee turned friend.
Reaching beyond the glamorous façade of Duke’s rich and powerful lifestyle the media sold to the public, the story gives the imagined gritty details of a lonely paranoid woman looking to find someone to be honest with her. She finds that in Bernard; he deftly balances between loyal servant and honest friend throughout the relationship, becoming her most trusted companion and eventually the trustee to her estate.
Wealth, sex, and alcoholism are some of the issues the story explores and which define the intimate bond between two people.
Bonus –These two actors are just magical at their craft making the characters come alive.
I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars!