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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 15 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Brideshead Revisited [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
I remember the original series being on television when I was a child. I did not watch it at the time but I was aware that it received wonderful reviews and my family loved it. Based on this memory I decided to watch this film. The film looks great. It is beautifully shot and the cast, especially Emma Thompson do a wonderful job in the time they were given. But I was disappointed. The stories never really have a chance to develope and you are left feeling that there is a lot more under the surface which the screen writer or director (not sure who) chose to ignore. We were quickly led from one sitauation to another without much of an idea of how we got there. When the doctor announced that 'Sebastian would not fully recover because he is an alcoholic', I thought, 'when did that happen?' I was also confused when Julia went to Venice with Charles and Sebastian when previously her mother said she could not go away for the summer because she had to fulfill her duties at Brideshead. Everything happened too fast and the fact that Sebastian's father was rushed home as he was dying just as Charles and Julia were leaving was the final straw. There is obviously more to the relationship between Charles and his father, and we did not really discover anything about Charles' wife and how he was able to leave her at the drop of a hat. The struggle between the siblings' catholic faith and their own life choices was not convincing at all. I will be ordering the book and the original TV series on DVD to get to grips with everything that is missing in this film.
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