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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, Emotional & Beautiful!, 4 Nov. 2008
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This review is from: Tess of the D'Urbervilles [2008] [DVD] (DVD)
I read this book when I was a teenager and found Hardy's style of writing hard going; but it painted a vivid picture of the extremes of the rich and the poor, the depths of emotional despair and the cruel twist of fate. At each crossroad Tess seems to take the wrong path and we are left to ask "what if?".
Having watched and loved the Polanski film, I was expecting alot of the BBC. I wasn't disappointed. Atherton's beauty and touching portrayal of Tess took my breath away. If you don't connect with Tess from the beginning, it is harder to sympathise with her every time she takes a wrong turn, and Atherton captured me from the first scene.
Everything about this adaptation is beautiful ... the cinematography, the casting and the acting.
I was worried from the outset that I wouldnt cry at the end, that somehow this wonderful portrayal would let me down at the crucial climax. Instead I was left sobbing like a baby for about half an hour after the credits rolled and I knew I'd watched something truly special.
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Initial post: 13 Feb 2012 00:06:40 GMT
this is a beautiful sad and moving film made my cry like a baby at the end beautiful

Posted on 7 Nov 2014 18:44:20 GMT
Etonie E says:
I cried at the end like a baby to and my mates beat me up for being such a woosie!!!!.......good film though!
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