I Capture the Castle (2003)
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as Cassandra Mortmain
as Rose Mortmain
as James Mortmain
as Mrs. Cotton
as Leda Fox-Cotton
as Aubrey Fox-Cotton
as Cassandra (age 7)
as Rose (age 10)
as Thomas (age 4)
as Lady in Simpsons
as Fur Department Vendeuse
as Station Master
as Station Bystander
as Waitress in cafe
as Girl in cafe
Critic Reviews for I Capture the Castle
It has just enough charm to be watchable.
The filmmakers can't seem to unearth the novel's inherent lightheartedness and instead treat too many events with earnest seriousness, trampling the original story's lively spirit in heavy-handed drama.
With eloquent dialogue but scant smoldering passions, the mushy machinations nicely nudge director Tim Fywell's gentle little film.
Dollops on the usual romantic, family and class conflicts with a very heavy ladle, which pretty much smothers the whimsical mood Fywell strains so hard to attain.
A refreshingly mature look at first love and life's often-rough transitions.
Audience Reviews for I Capture the Castle
If anything the things that went down in this film really surprised me. Who knew that the guy was going to make out with Cassandra? And then he doesn't get together with her? Crazy! But what really wins out in this film is the setting. I was never sure what period this was set in because the atmosphere and the quirky family and the wacky costumes recalled everything, from the 1800s to the 1920s to the 50s. Wow!
Slightly dull period piece that likely could have been made special save for some very poor casting. Marc Blucas leads the pack. Thank God he has disappeared lately.
I think I enjoyed this movie more than most people did, but I don't see how anyone with good taste could not like this film.
I Capture the Castle Quotes
|Cassandra Mortmain:||Everybody's dancing and nobody's getting the prize they want because it's all third hand and second best.|
|Cassandra Mortmain:||Dreams are like a drug. The magic doesn't last. And then the pain is worse than knives.|
|James Mortmain:||No man on earth should be so violently in love. It puts him at such a disadvantage.|
|Cassandra Mortmain:||There isn't a towel on earth that could make up for marrying a bearded man that you hate.|
|Rose Mortmain:||I don't hate him.|
|Cassandra Mortmain:||You're not in love with him.|
|Rose Mortmain:||I want to be!|