Far From the Madding Crowd

{4.5/5} “It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language chiefly made by men to express theirs.”

Far From the Madding Crowd, released in 2015

Bathsheba Everdene has inherited a farm from her uncle. She initially decides to run the farm herself, that she doesn’t need a husband. When three different men propose to her — a farmer, a wealthy neighbour, and a soldier — she decides to take one of them up on their offer. But has she chosen wisely?

This story, an old one, takes place in Victorian England — I hadn’t read or seen it before. Its tone is similar to Pride and Prejudice. It has comedy, drama, and romance.

The coincidences were a bit too convenient – otherwise I liked it a lot.

Stars Carey Mulligan and Juno Temple. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt).

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