The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Written by Fox Searchlight)
For those who like period drama, this a gluttonous feast for the eyes. A classic story, beautiful cinematography, great costuming, and great acting. Carey Mulligan is delightful as Bathsheba Everdene and the three men competing for her love are well cast. Michael Sheen is a standout as the agonised William Boldwood. I thoroughly enjoyed this straightforward narrative directed with a sure hand by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) directs it with a sure hand.