Cold Mountain (2003)
Premise: At the end of the Civil War, Inman (Jude Law, scruffy) deserts the Confederate lines to journey back home to Ada (Nicole Kidman), the love of his life he’s spent a combined 10 minutes with.
Results: Terribly uneven, Cold Mountain‘s drama is shackled by a love story that doesnt register the faintest of heartbeats. Kidman is wildly miscast, as she was in The Human Stain, and her beauty betrays her character. She also can’t really do a Southern accent top save her life (I’m starting to believe the only accent she can do is faux British). Laws ever-changing beard is even more interesting than her prissy character. Renee Zellweger, as a no-nonsense Ma Clampett get-your-hands-dirty type, is a breath of fresh air in an overly stuff film; however, her acting is quite transparent in an, ”Aw sucks, give me one dem Oscars, ya’ll way.”
Nate’s Grade: C
Posted on December 30, 2003, in 2003 Movies and tagged anthony minghella, book, brendan gleeson, charlie hunnam, cillian murphy, donald sutherland, drama, giovanni ribisi, jude law, natalie portman, nicole kidman, oscars, period film, phillip seymour hoffman, ray winstone, renee zellweger, taryn manning, war. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.