It tells a story of a deserter from army during American Civial War who was on his way to his beloved girl.
On one hand, it questions the meaning of the war and reveals cruel and inhumane behaviors of both sides including killing, robbery and rape; On the other hand, it pays tribute to all the goodness of mankind in hard time, such as neighborhood watch; kind-hearted young single mother providing food and accomodation to the deserter in a dark rainy night and the other day the deserter protecting the young mother from robbery and rape; courage to fight with villains to protect beloved ones and also the steadfast love.
Like many other wars, can American Civil War be avoided? If yes, how? This makes me think of current tension over Diao Yu Island. It is so complicated that only someone as wise as Deng can handle it well to avoid the escalation of conflict. However, so far I have not seen someone like him. I only wish all lands could enjoy the peace like Newzeland.
About the steadfast love, it always has the fatal attraction to me but I have no idea how to make it.
Jude Law as usual successfully shaped the image of a man with inner strength and deep love through few words and brave act. He is one of my favorite actors. I had watched My Blue Berry Nights and Breaking and Entering before in which he took a leading role. Both are also good films.
Nicole Kidman’s starring as Ada, Inman’s love, was a middling performance. Renee Zellweger as Ruby, a girl who works on Ada’s farm after her father’s death and Natalie Portman as Sara, a widowed woman who lives on with her infant son, vividly played their respective roles. They both had a much better performance than Nicole Kidman.