Directed by: Mark Romanek
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley
For synopsis read my book review
I really enjoyed this film, is was absolutely beauitfully shot and the actors did a far more amazing job than I'd actually expected them to. But it wasn't quite right. I have a few friends who'd seen the film and raved about it so I went in with fairly high hopes so perhaps that is why it fell a little flat for me. More than likely though, the reason it wasn't as great as I'd hoped was because I'd just read the book, and as you can tell from the review, I loved it. But first I figured I'd begin by telling you what I did like about this film.
Like I menioned above I think the reason the film fell so short was because I'd only finished the book the day before and it had had such a profound impact on me. I really did enjoy this film, and on its own I think it'd be an incredibly powerful and emotional film, but when you compare it to the majesty and intensity of the book it just didn't stand a chance. Well worth a watch though, just be prepared and keep some tissues handy!
My rating: 4/5