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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 22 May 2015 (USA)
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In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

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Mrs. Hurst
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Bailiff #1
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Sergeant Doggett
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Bailiff Pennyways
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Farmer Stone
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The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. Written by Fox Searchlight

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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22 May 2015 (USA)  »

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$164,985 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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$12,229,314 (USA) (7 August 2015)
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Thomas Vinterberg's first period piece. See more »

Goofs

When Bathsheba is out bird hunting, you see her bring down one bird and you simultaneously hear the report from the shotgun. However, she doesn't actually pull either of the two triggers, the only cocked hammer does not fall, there is no smoke, and there is no recoil from the shot. Bathsheba basically just swings the shotgun around, and doesn't actually fire anything. See more »

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Bathsheba Everdene: It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language chiefly made by men to express theirs.
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Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
Performed by Carey Mulligan and Michael Sheen
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15 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I make a point of disliking screen adaptations of classic masterpieces of English Literature so I went along to look for faults in the adaptation.

High praise indeed from me; there are very few departures from the masterly text! In fact I LOVED this film.

Visually stunning and artistically photographed, the attention to historical detail was perfect. Costumes, houses, carriages, uniforms, tea cups......Faultless.

Michael Sheen's sensitive and nervous portrayal of Boldwood made the film for me alongside the superb Matthias S. who is the ideal choice for Gabriel Oak.

9/10 from me. 9 ? Well.... a few mistakes over the Fanny Robin scenario. :)


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