Mitzi @ the Movies
- Mitzi J. Johnson
Jack? Jack? Where are you, Jack? I'm here. I'm back on the island, Jack. Jack? Yes, it is true. My fave TV show is back. Um, if you don't know what I am talking 'bout, I really can't help you. We are in the 4th season and you better join us now or you will miss out. Sorry. Other than that, things have been going well. K, this next film is from ENGLAND. Fish n' chips, anyone?
PG-13 For some sexual content
EMMA THOMPSON, MICHAEL GAMBON, MATTHEW GOODE, BEN WHISHAW, GRETA SCACCHI, FELICITY JONES, HAYLEY ATWELL, PATRICK MALAHIDE, JOSEPH BEATTIE
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; deleted scenes; "World of Brideshead" featurette.
Full Screen 1.33:1
Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Original Release Date:
SUMPTUOUS is the word that I feel best describes this film. It is beautifully filmed and well acted. The script which is based on a book, I think, is wonderfully adapted. Now, I didn't read the book, but watching the film made me wish I had. So, this young, handsome man gets involved with this aristocratic family when he meets the son at OXFORD. He is introduced to the interior of their world and estate and is forever changed by the experience. EMMA THOMPSON plays the cold, rich mommy and MICHAEL GAMBON is the lustful daddy living abroad in VENICE. MICHAEL GOODE is wonderful as CHARLES, and all the other actors are well cast and well acted. The costumes are stunning. There was a fur coat in that film that was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. The set design is amazing as is the camera work. They filmed on location, too in VENICE and MOROCCO. How fab! The estate, being the main character, almost, was filmed in all its glory with a heartless center and unreachable heights. EMMA THOMPSON is just brill and really seems to belong to that world. So, if the story, acting, costumes, and set don't get you, I'd say that this film also makes you think 'bout stuff like class, society, the past and love. Chock full 'o good things, fellow chaps. Sit back and allow yourself like CHARLES RYDER to be drawn in, temporarily to this sumptuous world of by gone days.
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