I watched this lovely movie last night and I wanted to review it. If you’ve noticed, I’ve started to get into the habit of reviewing movies that are based on books on this blog. (BTW, a more detailed review of Little Dorrit is going to go live soon). Please check out my review of the book. I couldn’t find many pictures from the movie so I can’t illustrate the post with dozens of pics like I love to do.
Accuracy to the book: Um, let’s not go there. They change a lot of things from the book. For one, the movie is set in Massachusetts while the book is set in England. Percy is very handsome ( :)) though in the book he isn’t really all that handsome. They’ve made Edith a lot bolder. I can’t really say that this movie followed the book well.
Costumes: The costumes, especially Edith’s ball gown are lovely.
Ida’s gowns are a little too ‘rich’ for my taste. Beatrix Hamilton’s dresses are very pretty and Amy’s suit her exactly – a bit childish, yet elegant.
Scenery/Sets: The scenery is beautiful. Lush green colors and high peaks. The race has some nice views. The sets are also very well-done.
Music: I really think it’s music that makes or breaks a movie. The music in this film is wonderful. It reflects on the period nicely and I love listening to it.
The Characters: Edith may be a bit bolder in the film than in the book, but she’s really sweet. Percy, like I said before, may be too handsome for the role, but I like him a lot. Amy is…unique and Ida is the type of villainess you love to hate.
My Overall Opinion: This is a lovely movie. I always like movie that make me cry and this one does (“Ida deceived us and I beg your forgiveness from the bottom of my heart…Welcome home, Edith!”). Everything about it is so nice – the plot, the acting, etc. I would highly recommend it to anyone.