The first time I watched this movie was in high school... where I was "forced" to watch it as a "civil war time piece." I didn't hate it back then, but I definitely did not like it... thinking it was long and boring.
Now that I re-watched it (when I am older and wiser) I have a new outlook on it! I definitely still think it is long, but it is not boring. I am very impressed by the acting by Vivien Leigh. She makes the lead character hate-able and relatable. I upgraded my rating to 4 stars based on her portrayal of Scarlett.