Directed by David Lean
First Vinyl, now this; it is like a one two punch of horrible films. And we had such a good streak going....
So a sappy affair goes on against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I while I slowly die inside. The plot is obviously a lot more complicated than that and fans of the movie are probably turning over in their graves (I say graves because I don't know anyone alive who likes this film).
I am not one to shy away from romance films (although you might be faced with a hissy fit if you tried to make me watch a Nicholas Sparks movie) but this was a little too much for me even at the best of times. That's not to say this film is without its merits. The score and the scenery is beautiful.
There, I played nice. Just a complete snoozefest.
Panned by critics upon its release though it was popular with the general public. David Lean swore never to make a film again.
8th highest grossing film of all time.
Peter O'Toole was offered a role in the film but declined because of his poor experience with David Lean in Lawrence of Arabia. This caused a lifelong rift between the two of them.