Under the Greenwood Tree (2006)





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A handsome working man living in a small village in the south of England finds his romantic overtures to a beautiful, newly arrived schoolteacher challenged by a barrage of wealthy suitors in this tale of rural romance that launched the career of writer Thomas Hardy. Fancy Day is a woman of striking beauty who comes from a wealthy family background. Dick Dewey is an honest working man who longs to win the heart of the lovely newcomer. Though his sincere efforts to win Fancy over are received with encouraging grace by the kind-hearted schoolteacher, Dick soon finds that he's not the only man in town attempting to win her hand in marriage. Reverend Maybold, Farmer Shiner, and a local landowner are also hoping to charm Fancy to the alter, and even if Dick does manage to out-charm the rest, there's no guarantee that Fancy's father will even give approval to the union. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Drama , Television , Romance
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Keeley Hawes
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Critic Reviews for Under the Greenwood Tree

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This misguided adaptation does justice neither to Thomas Hardy nor to the venerable Masterpiece Theatre franchise.

Full Review… | April 27, 2006

Audience Reviews for Under the Greenwood Tree

Not as good as most Masterpiece movies. The story lacks depth but the acting, costumes, dialogue - good enough for your average British period movie addict like me.

Barbara Collins
Barbara Collins

Charming and more light-hearted then a usual Hardy story with appealing leads.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Your average romantic period drama with the standard happy ending. Unfortunately, I wasn't that impressed.

sloopy chicken lips  (aka Cynthia)
sloopy chicken lips (aka Cynthia)

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