The Mayor Of Casterbridge details
|Starring:||James Purefoy, Ciaran Hinds, Juliet Aubrey, Polly Walker, Jodhi May|
|Studio:||FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Mayor Of Casterbridge
|Run time:||3 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Jan 2004|
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I really enjoyed this...By a customer from Dorset, England , 28 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I rented this not knowing what it was about at all but I love period drama and Ciaran Hinds so that decided it! Throughly enjoyable, the plot is extremely good (thanks to Thomas Hardy of course) and is almost played out scene for scene with the original book. All performances excellent (esp Ciaran Hinds) and it really captures the feel of the times.
I would definitely recommend it to all!
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Hardy ClassicBy a customer from Yorks , 18 Aug 2008Great story, well acted and well worth watching.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008this is a wonderful translation of the book but there is definite humour in Hardy and it has been almost completely omitted. For instance, there is a definite whiff of Dogberry in the constable's performance whilst giving evidence against the furmity seller. But it is overlooked in favour of a gloomier interpretation. It's one of several instances. Still gets five stars, though.
DeliciousBy a customer from Bangor , 22 Jun 2008For lovers of period dramas this is one to watch.
Who needs Hollywood?By a customer from Oxford , 23 Jan 2008Great film with depth and pathos The plot is simple, but not predictable. If you prefer something with taste, rather than gratuitous sex and violence, you'll probably like this.
great story, sad endingBy a customer from East Sussex, England , 14 Feb 2007As my daughter said, if you were feeling low, you should have watched Shrek instead. But if you are feeling robust, this is a great story which focuses on the restrictions on women in 19th century England. In a fit of drunken irritation, Mike offers his wife and baby for sale by auction. When they meet up nearly 20 years later, the film explores the lasting effects of that fateful transaction. I thought the film followed Hardy's novel well.