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Fascinating and compelling
on 29 June 2016
This drama is well cast and the acting great. Beautiful scenery of the Dorset countryside.
I remember struggling through the book at school, and didn't enjoy it much. But in this DVD form, it holds the attention and engages the heart and mind. Like others of Hardy's stories in film, it draws you in and makes you think. You can't help debating the issues he raises. The characters are fascinating and all too human, and the viewer becomes engaged in their conflicts. Nobody is completely bad and nobody is completely good either. All the characters have depth and a common humanity that the viewer can't hep but relate to.
Fascinating and compelling, but not easy casual light viewing.