If you enjoy feeling like you need therapy, by all means, go see this film. Cold Mountain was positively cheery by comparison. The story is compelling, however. It is essentially two overlapping Greek tragedies, with the protagonist in each serving as the other’s antagonist. The result is that you find yourself rooting for both sides (here’s a hint: neither side wins). But despite superb acting by two Academy Award winners, Jennifer Connelly and Ben Kingsley, I can’t bring myself to recommend that anyone see this movie because it is just so incredibly sad.
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