Chuck picked out a movie last Saturday, and we went to see “Far from the Maddening Crowd.” I loved this movie. Now I want to read the book which is a literary classic by Thomas Hardy.
I was unfamiliar with the actors, but I’m a new fan of Matthias Schoenaerts. He played a wonderful part; in fact all the characters seemed to be perfectly cast. Matthias Schoenaerts, though, plays a Robert Redford part. He’s a hunk in it, and women will swoon.
The story is about an independent and headstrong young woman named Bathsheba Everdene who is played by Carey Mulligan. She attracts three very different men–Gabriel Oak played by Matthias Schoenaerts who is a sheep farmer, Frank Troy played by Tom Sturridge the handsome and immature Sergeant, and William Boldwood played by Michael Sheen a wealthy gentleman. Bathsheba inherits her wealth and becomes caught up in this three-way romantic entanglement.
Set in a pastoral setting in Victorian England, the cinematography is beautiful. Best movie Chuck and I both have seen in a good while. I believe it will be nominated for several Oscars.