Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Working Title Films,

Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson

In 1874 Imperial Russia, Aristocratic socialite Anna Karenina (Keira KNightley) falls in love with a young cavalry officer Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) though she is married to cold and stoic Count Alexei Karenin (Jude Law) and she has a son. He is very set on not allowing her to embarrass herself and the family and keeping her away from her lover, but she is so brazen in taking chances that the whole court is talking. This classic Tolstoy novel gets a fresh look in this remake of many former copies of this film.

Call me a grouch, but I’ve never been a fan of these old time costume dramas, and this one is no exception. That being said, I think they did a pretty good job on this film. The costumes are good, the scenery is good, and all in all it’s a pretty showy piece. I’ve also never been a huge Keira Knightley fan either, but I have to give her props for this performance. She did a really good job of playing the wide range of emotions in this film. From the awful shame she felt, to the intense passion she has for her new love, to the pity for her poor husband, to the pity for her son, she is wracked through all kinds of emotional issues. But she pulls it off pretty well. She’s really good in this kind of story.

So, suffice it to say, that this is not the kind of film that I get really interested in, but if you a fan of the period pieces and classic novels, this is one of the better ones.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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