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Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain

DVD - 2004
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Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters.
Publisher: [United States] :, Miramax Home Entertainment ;, Burbank, Calif. :, Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment,, [2004]
Copyright Date: [©2003]
ISBN: 9780788854422
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE COL
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jan 09, 2021

I got my hands on this movie having initially discovered parts of the soundtrack. 40 minutes into the film I shut it off -- not that it was bad it was just slow and not my thing. Also, I'm not sure why Americans still can't be cast as Americans -- "Law, Kidman, Brendan Gleson, Ray Winstone, Cillian Murphy" AND Donald Sutherland. I reckon I'll like the soundtrack better.

Oct 25, 2019

EXCELLENT civil war romance film.. terrible times.

Apr 16, 2018

BRRRR. This mountain is hella cold! This 2003 adaptation of Charles Frazier's acclaimed, best-selling novel is a time capsule of what was considered "good" filmmaking in the early 00s and the steamrolling power of Harvey Weinstein and Miramax. Basically "The Odyssey" retold during the Civil War, "Cold Mountain" is stunningly bad; from the terrible accents to the historical cluelessness to the wooden dialogue. For some reason, much of the cast is non-American (Law, Kidman, Brendan Gleson, Ray Winstone, Cillian Murphy) and not a single actor does a convincing southern accent. They all seemed to have learned from reruns of "Hee Haw." As someone else noted, it's also a Civil War movie that doesn't mention slavery and, though set in the South, has no significant black characters. It does have a ridiculously huge class, most of whom aren't in it long enough to make an impression. I enjoyed seeing Jack White for like 5 minutes. Somehow, Renee Zellweger won an Oscar for this. Also, it's really long.

Nov 08, 2017

I enjoyed Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger in this movie. I did not like the battle scenes or the violence from the 'Home Guard'. It was entertainment.

Aug 04, 2017

A masterpiece.

Jun 20, 2015

Wow, an American Civil War film with nary an African-American until that blink of an eye before a group of escaping slaves get blown up in a cornfield. Our protagonist weakly (but affectingly) protests, "No, don't..." *** The Civil War was about pretty white people, don't you know? Some were impoverished, some not so much, but most were essentially apolitical like plebeians throughout the ages. (Who cares, really, why we are slogging through yet another killing field?) They just wanted to survive long enough to date, mate and proliferate. I realize that in some grand philosophical narratives, all wars are basically the same -- nasty and brutish -- while all human beings are ruled by the same biological imperatives. Universal truths aside, it would have been more interesting to be able to tell the difference between this particular war and, say, that ancient Peloponnesian conflict between Spartans and Athenians even though it's not impossible to find one or two historical similarities. Beyond costuming, faux southern accents and the horrors of war, wasn't there some essential defining quality to the American war between the states worth highlighting??? I haven't read the book so I can't judge based on that. Sadly, as the film has so offended my sense of historicity and truthful storytelling (not to mention whatever that word is for ethical Americanism), I am not likely to ever explore the book. Time is precious -- I've already spent a ridiculous amount upset over this film -- and there are way too many other books to read. *** NOTE: This film is my inspiration for a list called "Films I Loathe."

Mar 29, 2015

Read twice, watched multiple times, audio version excellent = huge fan. IMO excellent acting, cinematography, story line. With this film I came to appreciate & love the acting prowess of Brendan Gleeson. Possibly the only story about the South & CW I like.

d2013 Nov 04, 2014

Good drama movie with a great cast. Well worth it!

Sep 24, 2014

The story takes place during the most dramatic, divisive, and quintessentially American event of our whole history: the American Civil War. I wonder why the main characters could not be played by American actors. Even Zellweger, while born in Texas, has Swiss and Norwegian parents. And Kidman, Atkins, and Law? They had to hire British or Australian or European actors to play the main roles? Even Donald Sutherland is Canadian.
That said, they did do an adequate job of ACTING their roles, but it was rather like Vivian Lee playing Scarlett O'Hara. Seriously?

Jun 26, 2014

A great movie with an amazing cast and unforgettable storyline. Recommended but not for every member of the family due to violence and sexual content.

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Jun 26, 2014

Sexual Content: there are two graphic sex scenes and a woman hits on a man sexually.

Jun 26, 2014

Violence: war violence


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Jun 26, 2014

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