An excellent film, although I do agree a little slow. But the filming, costumes, scenery etc were worth a watch. The war scenes very realistic.
Not a miserable movie, as last reviewer says, but definitely a bit slow. But I was drawn into the story, in particular the characters of the soldiers. This was an understated but brilliantly done part of the movie. In many ways it totally overshadowed the "main" love story, which did become a bit tedious (man's view!). This was a deeper, overall movie than I expected and if you can handle the relaxed pace it was quite satisfying. Unfortunately a lot of guys will tend to skip this movie due to the story tag, which is a shame as the overall movie is really made for guys.
Found this to be completely miserable and drawn out. Ended up turning it off after an hour. After reading the two other reviews maybe there was something I missed but I was very disappointed, requested it to see Eddie Redmayne again after his great roll in 'Les Miserables'.
Loved loved it. Simple story I guess but with food for thought. Well intertwined between the war and the going back. That was easy to follow. I thought Clemence Poesy's part well played but her but of course Eddie AMAZING. Would recommend and have.
A hugely tragic tale - you will need to be in the mood. Eddie Redmayne may be one of the most intense actors ever. His eyes are just so penetrating and expressive. The war scenes are pretty realistic and not for the faint hearted. Clemence Poesy? What can I say? She seems to ALWAYS play the neurotic, weak sparrow with a look on her face like she might have a nervous breakdown at any moment. EVEN when she's having the most passionate sex! It gets very old very quickly. Truly a shame they didn't choose a different female lead here. It's worth seeing through to the end, even though very slow much of the time. Eddie Redmayne really makes it worthwhile.