Cold Mountain (2003)
Cold Mountain (2003) Genre(s): Drama | Romance | War

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Kathy Baker, James Gammon, Charlie Hunnam, Jack White

Synopsis: A woman struggles to survive while she waits for the man she loves to return from the Civil War.

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The romance didn't do much for me and I thought for a while that I wasn't going to like the movie. But then Zellweger and Hoffman appeared and from that point on, things were much more interesting. The story (apart from the romance) was good, Zellweger was brilliant, Kidman looked like a porcelain doll, Law didn't have many lines but was ok, Portman had a small but noteworthy part, and Hoffman was kinda slimey. I didn't recognize Jack White (I don't think I'd ever seen him before) but I was impressed enough with the bit of singing that he did to make a special point of finding out who played the part of Georgia right after the movie was over.

It was worth watching. Again, maybe not for the romance but certainly for everything else.

Added 23 January 2005 at 5:14 PM

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