Movie of the Week << Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

Hello fellow artists!

I hope your are having a wonderfull Sunday, relaxing and washing away the routine of everyday life! I still cannot decide if I love Sundays or not, because on one hand it is a day devoted to yourself only, but on the other hand it means that the weekend is over and another dreadful Monday is lurking near us. 

Nonetheless, I tend to like Sundays the past few months, as Sunday means a movie review for you guys and this week’s movie is “Far from the Madding Crowd”.

Title: Far from the Madding Crowd

Release Date: 2015

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Carrey Mulligan, Mattias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge

Duration: 1h 59m

Summary: “Far from the Madding Crowd’ is the story of overly independent Miss Everdeen (Carrey Mulligan) who even though is very poor, works hard to earn a living and live with dignity. Days before an unexpected inheritance changes her whole life a first suitor appears at her door: Mr Oak (Mattias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer that lives nearby and is enchanted by her. Miss Everdeen denies his proposal in a kind way, but despite that Mr Oak doesn’t lose his love for her. Miss Everdeen starts managing her newfound estate, trying to improve the farm when Mr Oak (aftert an unexpected loss of fortune) arrives asking for a job, not knowing who the owner is. Severall weeks later, a Valentine’s Day joke, brings another suitor at Miss Everdeen’s door, this time it is Mr William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) a bachelor of some age that will do everything in his power to make her his. Miss Everdeen has a negative answer for him too, when she meets a mysterious sergeant with a dark past, named Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge). She thinks she is in love with him and despite everyone’s advise, she marries him. And this is where her fall starts as Mr Troy is not what he seemed to be… In the end, who of the three suitors has really captured Miss Everdeen’s heart? Will she have the time to confess her true feelings before she loses everyone and everything she loves?

Likes/Dislikes:

(may contain spoilers)

Let me just say how much I love period movies! Anyone who knows me, knows that this kind of movies is one of my favourites to watch! I don’t know what I like the most, the costumes, the houses, or the feeling of another era where everything is so different from ours, it’s like taking a step to the past. So, when I was trying to decided which movie to watch and found this, I knew I had to watch it immediately and I do not regret it. (for those of you who are interested, it is also a novel from Tom Hardy with the same exact title).

First off, I want to talk about the fact that she had three suitors in the time span of a year or so. I understand that in 2016 this might seem a little bit over the top and unusual, but let’s keep in mind that the movie takes place in Victorian England, so marriage proposals tend to happen a lot quicker. For example, Mr Oak talks to Miss Everdeen only once, but days later he is at her door asking her to marry him. I am sure that marriage and love worked a little bit differently at that times, so you should not be taken aback ny that. Also, only the two of them loved her, one of them was desperate for money, but I am not going to say who, you will have to see the movie to find out!

I was a little frustrated with Miss Everdeen, because she married Frank Troy without really knowing him. All the movie depicts her as a very clever and strong-willled woman, but when it came to marriage she clearly failed to see matters straight. Everyone was trying to warn her about him, but she thought she knew better than anyone, acting so silly and being so unthoughtful. I think that she thought she was making the right choice, even though deep inside she knew who she really loved, but for some reason, she failed to admit it to herself soon and had to bear the concequenses of her decisions.

Overall, I liked this movie a lot and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves period drama movies. And if you are not a big fan of them, you should give this movie a try as it is beautifullyy directed and the actors and really on their A game.

Rating 3-stars

This is the end of this movie review, I hope you liked it and make sure to check out another movie in which stars Mattias Schoenaerts, that’s called “A Little Chaos”.

“Every sixty seconds you spend upset is another minute of happiness you’ll never get back”.

 

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