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|Timothy Spall||Mr. Emerson|
|Rebecca Eaton||Executive Producer|
|Sue Oriel||Executive Producer|
Posted September 8, 2011
If you've ever seen the movie by the wonderful team of Merchant/Ivory, you can't help but compare that one to this. To be very fair, I've seen both. WARNING......SPOILER AHEAD! This movie is a pale version that veers from the book dramatically, especially the ending! Totally unnecessary to change the ending, but I'm sure the director and writers wanted to do something different. Too bad they chose to kill off one of the main characters to do it. These characters are pinch faced and anemic. They lack depth and quality. Of course, it's always difficult to adapt a movie from a book. However it was done beautifully before. This one was done simply as an attempt to get money out of movie-goers and the DVD audience. For me, they failed both times. I don't understand why the British keep churning out movies when they have a classic. I keep seeing versions of all the Jane Austen books as well as Agatha Christie mysteries. This one falls in the "Misguided Remake" category.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
I have always loved the book. The love between Lucy and George is so sweet. The supporting characters give it such color and layers to the pent-up society of the turn of the century.
If I have anything bad to say about the masterpiece theater adaptation is the ending. Why oh WHY!! would you kill off George. The book ends with them married and their life together ahead of them not with George dead on a WWI front and Lucy mourning for him in Italy.
All and all a terrific movie and a terrific book!
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