Sunday, September 10, 2017
Far From the Madding Crowd
Based on the classic 1874 novel from Thomas Hardy that I had never read it was a glimpse into a genre that appeals to me. The tale of a woman, in a world where it was difficult for her to have independence, status and choices, when being married usually meant losing her money and having to yield to her husband. Bathsheba Everdene helps on her aunties farm, before she inherits her own estate (lucky girl). She gets involved with three different men, who all fall in love with her instantly and who will she choose?
I always enjoy watching Carey Mulligan, and I loved the costumes, scenery and handsome men. The story was a little flat for me - somehow the passion and love seemed a bit muted. Still a 4/5.