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A Month in the Country Reviews

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November 30, 2011
A small film that seems a little contrived these days but it's a good little film that tells a story that is still relevant today.
April 17, 2011
Colin Firth grows a cool mustache and shows a bit more range. He plays a stutterer 23 years before Kings Speech. Foreshadowing?
November 13, 2010
I saw this movie in New York in 1987. A friend and I sat speechless after, pondering by the impact of the script and the effects of war on the artist, his quest for sanity through his work, the impact of his expertise on the cummunity, his historical discovery through the uncovering of the mural and his relationship with a woman so cut off from intellectual stimulation and erotic outlets.
May 17, 2010
If either romance had succeeded, this would have gone from slow to sordid. Major respect for Branagh and Firth, but this was not a strong vehicle for either to say the least.
½ January 21, 2010
Wonderful story, great acting. Lonely souls finding love that cannot be.... a truly beautiful film.
½ September 2, 2009
An interesting film which makes me want to read the novel, but unfortunately it never gets up much steam and leaves several loose ends dangling at the end. Also, the last scene, featuring as we learn in the credits, "old Birkin" was completely incomprehensible to me. An independent feeling and lots of pregnant pauses. Enjoy.
½ May 17, 2009
I thought this was an exquisite film, well cast and well located. It may have been slow but its intensity more than filled the space left by lack of 'action'. Like the book it was gentle, poetic and elegiac, about loss on many levels but also about hope. It was set in a complex and difficult period of history and I think did not betray the novel or its subject. If you want to see a slow film, Andy Bonner, you should watch 'Celine and Julie Go Boating'...
April 17, 2009
A beautfull film...........
January 21, 2009
Anything with Colin Firth ....................
November 30, 2008
Must be my favourite movie. The introduction of the characters and their damaging past is skilful. The sexual chemistry between Colin Firth and Natasha Richardson and their unrequited attraction - they don't even touch - is breathtaking. The soundtrack is powerful, too.
December 5, 2007
One of my favorite movies, haunting and subtle
November 20, 2007
This is on the surface quite a gentle film, but there is a tragic undercurrent of the damage done to the 2 main characters during WW1, which they have just been demobbed from.
November 5, 2007
Long my favourite of all time. It's got it all: Colin Firth, whom I have loved devotedly all of my adult life (I saw him on stage once 20 years ago), archaeology, heartwrenching war trauma, painful unspoken love, the English countryside...
October 20, 2007
Moving and touching film with a very young Colin Firth.
September 4, 2007
Perfection. Although probably lost on anyone not familiar with the Yorkshire Dales. Subtlety never sold many cinema seats...
August 4, 2007
Love the novel and the film doesn't quite match up to it but it's still a masterpiece with Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh in their first screen roles.
July 6, 2007
This movie cracks me up. I don't know whether it's really good or really, really bad. (I'll give it a high rating since I'm the only one!) One thing for sure, it will be the slowest movie you've *ever* seen. Unless you watch tv static. We gotta break you of that. So one way or the other, watch this so that every other slow movie you see will have a frame of reference. If you're given to saying, "Man, that movie's SLOW"... well, you won't be able to any more.
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