"Far From The Madding Crowd" is a drama directed by Thomas Vinterberg. It stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge. The MPAA rating is PG-13 for some sexuality and violecne and the runtime is 119 minutes. The film's budget is unknown but the box-office revenue is 28, 7 million.
BEFORE THE MOVIE: Honestly, I'm really not expecting much coming from "Far From The Madding Crowd". It's a little indie film that garnered some good reviews so I'm looking forward to see it. Plus, I love Thomas Vinterberg who co-created the Dogme 95 manifest with Lars Von Trier. Let's see.
AFTER THE MOVIE: *Sigh*. For the past few days, I've been watching nothing but BAD movies, So I'd hope that this film would be good. But it wasn't. Here are my positives first. The cinematography is beautiful. Some of the shots are really awesome! The location where they shot the film is beautiful and is best seen on a 4k Ultra HD curved TV (Even though I don't have one). The music is beautiful and feels a lot like a british period piece Downton Abbey style music and Michael Sheen is fantastic in this film.
But as a whole, the movie feels way too melodramatic and really reminded me of a bad episode of The Young & The Restless (Every episode is bad). It felt like Y&R went back in time to 19th century england and had a really weird love square (3 dudes, 1 gal). But the main problem of the film is that it's boring. It's so uninteresting and laughable at some times (One scene involving a horde of sheep and a dog is unintentionally hilarious and shows what the movie will become). The writing is absolutely horrendous and P-R-E-D-I-C-T-A-B-L-E. You know exactly what is going to happen from frame 1 to frame 1000 (I honestly don't know how many frames there are) but as a whole, the movie becomes weird and melodramatically soapy and is extemely confusing.