Oscar And Lucinda details
|Starring:||Ralph Fiennes, Ciarán Hinds, Cate Blanchett|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Oscar And Lucinda
|Run time:||2 hours 6 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Aug 2005|
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Visually Ravishing, A Joy To Watch-Oscar & Lucinda (1997)By Sparkie from BRISTOL, England , 15 Jan 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Story of two misfits who fall in love. .....
Extremly touhing, romantic & tragic. .....
A beautiful film. .....
The scenery is incredible, the photography is stunning & what a marvelous glass church. ..... Cate & Ralph are perfect as obsessive & compulsive gamblers. ..... Everybody contributes to it's enjoyment. .....
If you like period dramas you will love this. .....
It should have won so many awards but sadly the much inferior 'Titanic' was around at the same time.
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Poor Ralph, what did they do to you in make-up?By Oldbloke (349 reviews) from Sidmouth , 21 Aug 2013An Anglican priest travels to Australia to escape his betting habit. On the way he meets an heiress, who has a similar penchant for taking chances and together they come up with a plan to transport a glass church into the outback. This strange tale may have made a great book, but it doesn't transfer well into film. Spectacle and fine acting are all very well, but I just didn't understand or care about any of the characters. Also, it's hard to cram an epic story into two hours and not look rushed, and they didn't manage it.
From Cornwall to Oz...with love!By floydbaggins (38 reviews) from Aberystwyth , 27 Jan 2013I was in Cornwall when this was being filmed, but had actually completed forgot about this film as I have never seen it advertised! I happend to come across it on DVD, so though I would give it a go. I was surprised out much I liked it. They are a bit of a crazy pair and its an interesting storyline.
A Flawless FantasyBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 01 May 2012Excellent film of Carey's long fantasy on the life of a gambling religious fanatic in the nineteenth century. The performances are first rate from both Fiennes and Blanchett, both of whom seem to make their characters entirely credible. A super way to while away two hours.
The impossible dream.By Nitaray (222 reviews) from Farnham , 22 Apr 2011No film, however well directed, photographed and acted, can compete with the written word when the writer is as brilliant as Peter Carey. In 'Oscar and Lucinda' he created such wonderfully imaginative descriptons that in that respect, any film is bound to fall short.
The epic journey and the glass church, for instance, have been pretty much etched on my memory for the past ten years ever since reading the book, and I must say, I was less than transported by the screen version. I had imagined it as so much more of an amazing feat, so much longer and harder.
Fiennes and Blanchett, however,are almost beyond reproach no matter what roles they play, so I didn't have much to grumble about there. Perhaps there was little too much 'soppiness' in their relationship, but I think that was mainly down to Fiennes overplaying his part.
If I hadn't read the book I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more.As the saying goes, comparisons are odious.But it was a brave attempt to film an almost unfilmable story.
Surprisingly boring!By EphraimGadsby (19 reviews) from Bury St. Edmunds , 01 Oct 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis was one of Lovefilm's suggestions based on my previous rentals, and as I'm a fan of Cate Blanchett I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately it was quite a let-down. The leads and cast, which is a good one, play well; the locations are lovely, the costumes and sets well done, but unfortunately all of this is at the expense of a decent story. Events unfold fairly haphazardly and never really seem to get going, culminating in some very anti-climactic tosh about sailing a glass church up a river. I'm not really sure what the film was trying to achieve, but it didn't really do it for me. Gets one star for Cate Blanchett looking lovely as ever!