I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Les Demoiselles Du Château

DVD - 2003
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Seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her quirky family attempt to make the best of their meager existence in a crumbling English castle, until the arrival of its American landlord and his brother starts the chaotic shuffle of marriage plans and increasingly complicated relationships.
Publisher: Montréal : Distributed in Canada by Alliance Atlantis, [2003]
Branch Call Number: DVD I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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BridgettM
Sep 05, 2016

If you enjoy reading, I highly recommend reading the book of the same title first. Surprisingly, it was written by Dodie Smith, author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians. I loved the book. This movie is a very good adaptation, but it doesn't quite match the joy or humor I found in the book. Fun fact: It features Henry Cavill (current Clark Kent/Superman) in one of his earliest roles, a small supporting role. Also, I always enjoy seeing Henry Thomas (Elliott from E.T.); he plays the romantic lead. The film is rated R for brief nudity.

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rationallady
Dec 09, 2015

I just finished reading the book. The film follows the book well and uses some of its wording. I think I enjoyed the film more because my mind filled in details which the film had to leave out. So read the book then see the film. It's better than Downton Abbey!

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DreDre
Feb 01, 2015

This was a heart-warming movie. Exceeded my expectations--I was deeply engrossed by the storyline.

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rooibos
Sep 26, 2014

Loved the movie. Eccentric, funny, brilliant acting, quirky, very British and a lovely story. Bill Nighy as always is superb and raises the bar for the whole cast. Highly recommended

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8217549
Feb 11, 2012

loved this movie.

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Bookworm39
Feb 01, 2012

Loved this movie , the story was great and Romola Garai was fantastic as usual.

brontelit87 Jan 25, 2012

Upon a second viewing of this film, I found that I liked it a little better. While the acting in this film was great (the always fantastic Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, and Rose Byrne), I didn't feel that the filmmakers captured the comedy of Dodie Smith's delightful novel. Of course, the book is quite dramatic, but the filmmakers also failed to grasp the humor of Smith's book. Additionally, there are a few unnecessary scenes in the gilm as well. Hopefully, the BBC will adapt this book. Garai and Byrne were the best, though. Recommended.

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