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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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Sergeant Doggett
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Bailiff Pennyways
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Jody Halse ...
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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£12,000,000 (estimated)

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$164,985 (USA) (3 May 2015)

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$12,229,314 (USA) (9 August 2015)
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Matthias Schoenaerts is the only non-British in the cast. See more »

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Early in the movie, Bathsheba lies back along her horse to ride underneath some overhanging branches. As she clears the trees, a branch hooks her scarf and pulls it off, yet the hook points in the wrong direction for this to happen naturally. See more »

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Bathsheba Everdene: [narrating] "Bathsheba Everdene." "Bathsheba." The name has always sounded strange to me. I don't like to hear it said out loud. My parents died when I was very young, so there's no one to ask where it came from. I've grown accustomed to being on my own. Some say even too accustomed. Too independent.
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La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid
Written by Luigi Boccherini (as Boccherini)
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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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