Thursday, December 29, 2011

Movie: Wives and Daughters

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9

Genre: Romance, life
Primary actors: Justine Waddell and others
Length: 5 hours
Based on: Wives and Daughters, an unfinished book by Elizabeth Gaskell
Time period: 1800’s
Year it came out: 1999
My overall opinion: I enjoyed it more than I have before…but it’s been a long time since I saw it. J While the movies about Jane Austen’s books are usually more of my favorites, this one is quite similar to those. Same time period, similar situation. Molly is a sweet, docile heroine, and Cynthia is certainly very interesting, shall we say. Roger…a nice, if occasionally blinded, hero. If you enjoy period drama films, this is one you’ll definitely want to see. J


Rissi said...

LOVED this minisieres - I really should watch it again sometime since its been ages. Have you seen Gaskell's other works, Charity? North & South and Cranford?

Ella said...

I love this movie!
I'm watching Under the greenwood tree stars the woman who played Cynthia.

Melody said...

Ooh I like this movie! It's actually set in the 1820s or 30s though, rather than the 1810s like Jane Austen. ;-)

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ahhhhh I love love love this movie but then again I absolutely loved North and South and Cranford too! Gaskell wrote some seriously romantic stories and the writers did an awesome job with the screenplays IMO.

XOXO~ Renee