Monday, July 6, 2009

Under the Greenwood Tree

This recent film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Under the Greenwood Tree was watchable, but I don't recommend it highly. My major gripe with the movie is that there is no apparent reason for the educated, beautiful heroine to fall in the love with the man she does except for his "hotness". And we don't see why she would turn down the first man who proposes to her except that he's much older and she's already become besotted with "His Hotness". Maybe the 90-minute length caused this problem, but it's a real one.

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