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Review: Far From the Madding Crowd 

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Carey Mulligan is a feminist way before her time (1870s rural England) as a farm owner who can’t walk across her own damn field without getting proposed to in Far From the Madding Crowd, yet another entry from the Thomas Hardy factory. Her suitors include Matthias Schoenaerts (hot), Michael Sheen (old) and Tom Sturridge (a-hole, so of course the one she marries). A beautifully shot, oddly edited, portentous melodrama from Thomas Vinterberg, Madding Crowd would be a lot more effective if Mulligan’s feminism didn’t disappear to create plot points. But it is suitably well-acted and hits you right in the romance bone. Age of Lovetron.

Far From the Madding Crowd
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 119 min. · 2015
Official Site: www.facebook.com/maddingcrowdmovie
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Writer: Thomas Hardy and David Nicholls
Cast: Juno Temple, Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jessica Barden, Richard Dixon, Hilton McRae, Bradley Hall and Lilian Price

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