7.1/10
44,918
158 user 237 critic

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 22 May 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:33 | Trailer
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.

Director:

Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (based on the novel by), David Nicholls (screenplay by)
Reviews
Popularity
1,886 ( 362)
2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Mulligan ... Bathsheba Everdene
Matthias Schoenaerts ... Gabriel Oak
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs. Hurst
Mark Wingett ... Bailiff #1
Dorian Lough ... Bailiff #2
Sam Phillips ... Sergeant Doggett
Tom Sturridge ... Sergeant Francis Troy
Juno Temple ... Fanny Robbin
Bradley Hall ... Joseph Poorgrass
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Jacob Smallbury
Jessica Barden ... Liddy
Harry Peacock ... Jan Coggan
Victor McGuire ... Bailiff Pennyways
Michael Sheen ... William Boldwood
Jody Halse ... Farmer Stone
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jessica Barden, who plays Liddy in this film, played Jody in 2010's Tamara Drewe (2010), a modern adaptation of the same story. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Gabriel leaves the farm he is wearing white trousers and white shirt with a dark waistcoat but shortly later when B catches up with him he is dressed in completely different clothes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Romantic Period Films (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid
Written by Luigi Boccherini (as Boccherini)
See more »

User Reviews

 
Classic Drama/Romance
23 October 2015 | by askJarvSee all my reviews

Warning: I watched this on a flight so not necessarily a visual treat... Set against lovely backdrops of the country side and telling a classic story, Far from the Madding Crowd is the best period drama I've seen since Pride and Prejudice. As a tale, FftMC's characters are as true and real as they ever are - whilst the gender story isn't as important as it might once be (although it's not entirely irrelevant no matter how much I'd like to hope it would be) and the politics of the era hopefully something of the past, this story still explores the plight of love and trying to be true to yourself under outside pressures which, I feel, remains as true today as it ever did. The soundtrack does manage a few mis-steps, but is generally lovely and the overall package feels very polished and beautiful. Casting is solid and the script manages to be modern without losing any of the charm of the classic. The story itself, if you don't already know it, is touching and heart warming - human and full of love and mistakes - and just prefect as a result.


22 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 158 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Far from the Madding Crowd See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

GBP12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$164,985, 3 May 2015

Gross USA:

$12,236,500

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,229,977
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed