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Cold Mountain (Collector's Edition) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
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Academy Award nominee Jude Law plays a Confederate soldier named Inman and Nicole Kidman is his love, a woman named Ada. Severely wounded in action, Inman deserts and begins walking back to Cold Mountain. The women and the remaining men at Cold Mountain begin to suffer wartime deprivations and the Home Guard are brutal to the people that don’t conform to what they consider to be a suitable level of zeal for a war that they are not fighting.
As Inman struggles to get back to Cold Mountain, Ada is forced to reject the advances of the leader of the Home Guard and she is warned about harboring deserters. Fortunately, Ada is joined at her farm by a fiesty and energetic woman played by Renee Zellweger, she is quick of tongue and not one to tolerate loafers. In many ways, Zellweger begins to dominate, it is easy to see why she received an Academy Award for her performance.
One disturbing feature is the brutality exhibited by the Confederate Home Guard, they do not hesitate to torture and kill their own people if they are suspected of harboring those that are trying to avoid fighting. Even women and children are not exempt from their misguided wrath.Read more ›
Ada Monroe (played beautifully by Nicole Kidman) is a Southern Belle transplanted to rustic surroundings with her father, the Reverend Monroe (handsomely done by Donald Sutherland). She is widely admired, but lives a lonely life. Her special admirer is Inman (the always fine Jude Law) who is man of few words with a strong internal life that is somewhat disconnected from the world around him.
When Ada finds herself on her own she fares terribly and survives only by the kindness of her neighbors. When the war comes and most of the men go off to the war one man that stays behind is named Teague (portrayed with real intensity by Ray Winstone). Ada's friends send Ruby Thews (Ruby Tuesday?) to live with her because Ruby knows how to work the land and survive while Ada is an out of place jewel.
Renee Zellweger's performance as Ruby is powerful and is really the heartbeat of the movie if not the lyric poetry of it. There is a reason Ruby is the character that lingers in the mind vividly. Ruby and Ada thrive together and as the war turns against the south the Home Guard rises in power ostensibly to protect the people behind the lines. Really, they prey on the citizens to advance their own greed and power. Kathy Baker and James Gammon portray Sally and Esco Swanger who help Ada and Ruby and end up suffering terribly at the hands of the predatory protectors.Read more ›
I wanted to subtitle this review, "been there, done that!".
Good individual acting performances, especially "Renee Zellwiger"
who made me chuckle several times with her performance as "Ruby".
Nicole Kidman was "good" as usual...I've come to expect that from her, and Jude was "very good" as Inman. They could not rise above the screenplay however, which wasn't so good.
For openers, how many "Teague's" can Hollywood give us? Think of Roots, Gone With the Wind, even "Josey Wales" and "he" is there. How many love stories about doomed lovers? How many preachers gone "bad"? I liked the storyline "basically", and the recreation of the "Battle of the Crater" at Petersburg, Virginia
was "very good",but the rest was almost too predictable,because of all the previous TV movies and theatrical releases we've seen about or based on the Civil War.
I thought the music and costuming was excellant,and the features included with the DVD are great! I only wish the movie was better,and I feel for the actors who tried, but could not overcome the screenplay. If you enjoy watching Nicole and Renee's
work, you won't go wrong getting this DVD,if you are a movie fan,
or collector, you may be disappointed.
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Very nice movie. Very really good actor performance and I am recommending to everybody whose like a nice serious and connected to real life movies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dimitar
This movie was well written and documented as a historic fictional drama. Jude Law and Nicole Kidman delivered, while Renee Zellweger and Natalie Portman excelled in their roles. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Juliano
Excellent movie with a terrific cast. ! Renee shines in this movie ! Amazing acting ability!Published 10 months ago by Karen
I very underrated movie. This (and Atonement) are among the best romance movies of the 21st century. A star-studded, and performance surprising film.Published 10 months ago by Sara
I have lost the DVD and had to buy it again. One of the best movies I have ever seen.Published 12 months ago by Amazon
Classic American Civil War Movie that I gave to a Relative as a Gift. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the Whole FamilyPublished 21 months ago by Ernest King