Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd ★★½

Bathsheba Everdene, an orphaned heiress, gets courted by 3 very different suitors.

A very acceptable romantic drama. Carey Mulligan does a fine job as the lead but it's Juno Temple's delicate portrayal of a side character called Fanny that melted my heart.

I have a soft spot for period piece movies. Pet peeve. ("Kiss her already!" "Oh god I would love to wear dresses like that!" "Why aren't there 3 cute men following ME around?") They are way better than soap operas or reality shows. But in all honesty, I'll forget about them as soon as the credits roll.