I just felt bored and disconnected while watching this film. I also considered that although Andrew Scott is not a bad actor but definitely a mis-cast for the main character, as he looked so down-and-out like a bum or a homeless guy in this film, over-my-dead-body any woman would pay attention to him, albeit in love with him. The guy he played should have felt lucky enough that he could stay with a adulterous woman who still loved him and liked to live with him under the same roof. If I were her, living with a guy so spiritless, depressed and felt trapped, I might have flirted with more men to cheer up the days.
But the strongest feeling when watching this movie was how boring the life in that special era or period of time. There is nothing so special and worth paying attention to for the characters, the romances, the life styles of everybody. I even wonder this novelette written by Chekov should be treated as a classic literature, because it's so bored and so purposeless, not worth of further produced into a movie.
A very good film to someone else but not to me.
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