is a love story about a local man and woman who were separated
by the Civil War, barely knowing one another but longing for
each other while forced apart.
After being wounded, he is determined to
hike 300 miles back to the girl he left behind.
It's filled with wonderful odd characters
and locals who are perfectly cast and filmed.
All the drama, adventure, and exciting
parts of history make for a great story well told.
Nicole Kidman and Jude Law are two people
separated by war who must learn to fend for themselves.
This is not so much a story of survival
and love as a tale of survival fueled by love.
is filled with great performances by a fine supporting cast,
including Rene Zellweger as Ada's resourceful companion, Ruby.
Cold Mountain is
a best-selling Civil War novel that explores the consequences
of choosing love over war.
The star plays a wounded Confederate soldier
who deserts the battle and embarks on a treacherous journey to
reunite with his sweetheart co-star.
The film traces their (one behind another)
struggles to survive their longing and the harsh elements
What saved this love-during-wartime drama
for me was the many great supporting performances, each representing
another character with a story.