Sunset Song

2015

Drama

Sunset Song (2015) download yts

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Agyness Deyn as Chris Guthrie
Peter Mullan as John Guthrie
Ron Donachie as Uncle Tam
Ian Pirie as Chae Strachan
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Reviewed by languidMandala 2 / 10

Disjointed and dislocated

I suspect this movie will review better the further away from its location you go. If you live close by you'll despise it, if you live in Scotland you'll hate it. It probably gets better as you go further away.

The problem is that it's just not Scottish in any sense at all. This is especially true in the wedding scene which is so dull and depressing it's almost offensive to the people of the area. The whole movie lacks any kind of energy or dynamics. Yes, strictly speaking the accents are all completely wrong because everyone seems to be from the west coast but that's not such a big deal for me. I thought Agyness Deyn's on- screen accent was OK but they obviously recorded the voice-over later because she is truly horrendous at that - think Dick Van Dyke and cockney. She utterly fails with the classic shibboleth "loch".

In general Deyn's lack of training and experience undoes her here - she looks like she's acting. That combined with the overwhelming lethargy undermines the performances of the rest of the cast which are well delivered. Peter Mullan as usual shines with authenticity. So go and see it if you are in California and want a gentle breeze of early 20th century rural life in Europe. If you are in Scotland don't go without your headphones and blindfold - a nice two hour sleep in a comfy seat will be better than watching this dreary annihilation of a much loved book.

Reviewed by funkyjuju 1 / 10

Absolutely terrible.

I don't know where to begin. This film is horrendous from start to finish.

Agyness Deyn is possibly the worst actress I've ever had the displeasure to watch. The girl simply cannot put on a Scottish accent and speaks lines as if she has no idea what's going on in the scene. I am shocked and appalled that someone looked at her audition and thought, "Yep. This is the best actress we can get." Miss Deyn, I'm sure you're a lovely person but stick to what you're good at --it's certainly not acting.

The other performances were fairly good. Peter Mullen is okay as Chris' father, not great but he gets the job done. The men who played Euan, Chae, and Rob did very well.

The cinematography is actually quite beautiful so it gets one star for that. A lot of beautiful shots of Scottish land and lochs.

The film also misses out a lot of key moments in the book --for example, Chris' affair with Rob-- and completely ruins many other moments --like the drifter in the barn gives Chris' legs a good snog (which she doesn't kick away) instead of simply putting his arm around them.

Overall, this film completely butchered a great piece of Scottish literature and didn't even have an entertaining film to show at the end of it. Myself and several other audience members were putting on their coats before the credits rolled.

Reviewed by iainthepict 5 / 10

Bitterly disappointed

I was so looking forward to seeing this movie after becoming aware that it was being filmed, and the expectation was only heightened after filming was complete. Time seemed to drag until at last, there was a release date. Patience is a virtue. Maybe I should have used the time to re-read the book. Maybe my memories of the book are false memories. Whatever. The overriding impression I was left with after watching this move was disappointment. I felt as if somehow I'd been let down. I really wanted to be able to add this film to my top-10 list of favourite movies, because the book is probably the best Scottish novel of all time (so far, and in my humble), but this movie won't make my top-20 (even 50). The story contains several sad and tragic moments, but overall, the book is uplifting and inspiring, and amusing in lots of places. Unfortunately, apart from (some of) the sad parts, the film fails to do the book justice. It tries to lift itself out of the gloom, with a stirring score (see below) and voice-overs (which may be quotes from the book, but are more likely paraphrased extracts), but is unable to do so. I found it dreary and boring, and considered walking out at one point. My love for the book kept me in my seat. Interestingly, I was one of only seven people in the audience, on the second night of showing, in a major UK city. I found that depressing, although that's probably a reflection of the public's awareness, rather than the film's reputation (at this early stage, it has no reputation, but I'm afraid it will never have one). I don't know if this is in line for any nominations, but if there's one for the most eagerly awaited film that disappoints (sub-category: an ex-pat Teuchter from near Kinraddie) the most, here's the Oscar, already. Maybe this is one book that just can't be filmed. Having said that, I remember the BBC TV series being quite good, but that is hours and hours of viewing. So even 135 minutes isn't enough to do the book justice. *Spoiler alert: nothing to do with the plot, just detail pertaining to what should've been authentically or realistically presented, or more supportive of the 'Scottish-ness' of the film.* Apart from my general disillusionment, there were a two or three picky things that stood out for me. You'll have seen this in the trailer; the scene where the villagers stroll through the corn field on their way to the kirk. No folk from a farming community would ever walk on masse through a field of corn, barley or whatever, tramping it down (as they must). That would be almost sacrilege. Artistic licence maybe? But it adds nothing to the scene. And what's with all the screaming? It's fairly clear that nobody involved with the film has ever attended a birth. Those parts were embarrassingly bad. In addition, I felt the score was poor and even intrusive at times, where it failed to convey the emotion of the scene it accompanied, on several occasions. Furthermore, it wasn't noticeably Scottish (should it have been?), apart from the wedding scene. I guess there's a fine line between corny Scottish-ness for the sake of it (like say, in Brigadoon, for example) and Scottish-flavoured music that's sympathetic to the movie. That balance wasn't struck at all, because it erred on the side of neither option, avoiding anything (that seemed to me) overtly Scottish. And that rendition of Auld Lang Syne - do me a favour! Nobody, but nobody in Scotland ever sings "For the sake of auld lang syne." That's an Anglicisation that I've heard lots of times, but isn't even an acceptable translation from Burns' scotch vernacular. Quite apart from being an invented lyric (check it out on RobertBurns.org), it's just wrong. "We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne" – it means, for old times sake. That's a real blooper, especially when many of the cast are Scots. The best parts of the film include some of the landscape shots, where the land (Scotland or New Zealand), and rightly so as it's a feature of the book, gets a deserved prominence. But the voice-overs may not be necessary. Often, less is more. Here's it's sometimes too much. I know we have to get inside Chris' mind, but if you can't do that with visuals and dialogue (it's a movie, not a documentary), why bother making the film at all. That's my opinion. Here's my tip, see the film by all means, but make sure you read the book.

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