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IF YOU LIKED THE BOOK, YOU'LL LIKE THE MOVIE

Aug 2, 2008
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Pros:Beautiful film. Excellent casting and acting. Truth to the book.

Cons:A bit slow in spots for the American audience.

The Bottom Line: Definitely worth seeing on the big screen or on DVD.


BRIDESHEAD REVISITED caught me off-guard. I had read a couple of newspaper and online reviews that made the film sound slow moving and too "British." Well folks, if you ever need proof that the critics are not always right, this film is a good place to verify.

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED is a fine film just as the original book was and still is a fine book. It is a thoughtful and beautifully composed film with some finely crafted and well chosen cinematography.

The cast is simply marvelous. The casting is right on the money and the level of acting is top shelf. Matthew Goode and Anna Medelay both turn in performances that could at least get some Oscar nomination votes. They won't win. they film is too small and they are as yet too obscure. And Emma Thompson plays the evil, Catholic-possessed mother and matron of Brideshead and does so with a harsh persistence that is not her typical character.

This is a film worth seeing. It is better seen on the big screen if you can but well worth it in any format. Take your favorite companion to your local art house to see a film that will not only move you, but it might move you to go read the book, Again for some of us.


Recommend this product? Yes


Movie Mood: Date Movie
Viewing Method: Other
Film Completeness: Looked complete to me.
Worst Part of this Film: Nothing

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