Far And Away

RON HOWARD

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1992Imagine Films Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by , Ron Howard, Screenplay by Bob Dolman.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , Ron Howard.  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

and made three movies together during their marriage, all of them proof that they shouldn’t make movies together. Cruise stars as a plucky young Irish lad who goes to the estate of a wealthy landowner to protest the enormous rents that are crippling his ailing father. In a twist of fate, he ends up running away with the rich man’s daughter (Kidman) and travelling to the harsh conditions of 19th century New York. Great acting from the both performers (even Tom’s Limerick accent is admirable enough), but Ron Howard’s direction is pedestrian and the film’s running time overstays its welcome by about half. Thankfully, roles have gotten so much better for Kidman ever since.

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One thought on “Far And Away

  1. I actually didn’t mind this one as much, mainly because it made me feel like I was watching a movie from the golden-age of flicks. Except with cheesy Irish-accents. That I could have done without, but so be it! Nice review.

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