I wasn't expecting to like this but I went in with an open mind hoping to be surprised. I guess I just don't like "epic" films, I doubt I've ever watched a film and said "that was fine but it could have done with being a bit longer". Not only excessively long but also incredibly dull. Both the performances and acting felt dated and stilted, and I didn't care about any of the characters. I didn't even think the film looked that great, perhaps the epicness is lost on TV or somehow mangled by Channel 5.
Somebody else on Letterboxd said that you could watch Brief Encounter three times in roughly the same time and that would have been a better use of my time.
February 22, 2014 at 05:26PM