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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 22 May 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Thomas Vinterberg

Writers:

Thomas Hardy (based on the novel by), David Nicholls (screenplay by)
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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 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
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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

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Drama | Romance

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Far from the Madding Crowd See more »

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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
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthias Schoenaerts, who plays a sheep farmer in this film, had previously played a cattle farmer in Bullhead (2011). See more »

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At the end of the fair scene, filmed in front of Sherborne Abbey, a yellow road marking (indicating that parking is prohibited at certain times) is clearly visible. See more »

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[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.
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La Musica Notturna delle Strade di Madrid
Written by Luigi Boccherini (as Boccherini)
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Exquisitley filmed but lacks the energy of the first (1967) film
1 July 2015 | by KateC49See all my reviews

This has always been one of my favourite books & films and I was keen to see what they did with this a second time around. But what I want to say after seeing it was 1/see the first film 2/read the book. One of the most essential points to film was left out altogether in that when Bathsheba sent her 'joke' valentine to Boldwood she wrote the words 'Marry Me' on it. It wasn't the roses-are-red etc that got Boldwood in a twist it was the two words she wrote on the card. We get no sense of the quandary and deliberating over this that went on within Boldwood for some time before he made his move (and his ultimate obsession) in this film as we do in the first.

I think the scene when Fanny got the wrong church was disappointing as well. There was no sense of the mad dash she had across town to find the right church and only to find Frank striding out full of indignation at being stood up and telling her "It's too late!" The beautiful words of Gabriel to Bathsheba "when I look up there ye will be and when you look up there I will be" just don't feature at all.

The "shooting at the end was tame to say the least & Martin Sheen was much less forceful in his insistence of marrying Bathsheba But I did like Carey Mulligan as Bathdheba. What was missing was the energy & drama the original film had and dare I say it some Wessex accents....


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