15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I read the Orwell book about a while ago and remember loving it, and while I was looking for some Helena-Bonham Carter movies I came across this - and I'm so glad I did.
This tidy and warm movie really inspired me in a way that few movies do. It just struck a chord. Perfectly casted and acted. Richard E. Grant was perfect as the ambitious, though misguided poet, struggling against the classes. It's a story I think most people can relate to. A great presenation of the class system of the times.
A wonderful performance by Carter. I fell in love with her again, having done so in so many of her other movies.
The dvd release is standard with no special features. It's just the… Read more