Far From the Madding
In Victorian England, a headstrong Bathsheba Everdene inherits a farm and attracts three suitors: a sheep farmer, a reckless Sergeant; and a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaert, Michael Sheen, and Tom Sturridge, the film is a romantic drama directed by Thomas Vinterberg, and adapted from the 1874 novel by Thomas Hardy.
My thoughts: I really liked this pretty film. It's been interesting to see Ms. Mulligan mature in her roles from a sister in Pride and Prejudice to this one. Mr. Schoenaerts really caught my eye. I'd seen him in The Drop and Rust and Bone. He plays the rejected suitor we root for well. I had watched the 1967 version was turned off by how slowly it moved. This remake is worth viewing. I especially liked the rapport between Ms. Everdene and the sheep owner and the ending.