Tuesday, 28 April 2015

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (2015)

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.  --IMDB

The autobiography on which this movie is based has been hailed as one of the most moving testaments about WW1. Unfortunately, this emotional depth has not been achieved in the movie. It has the feel of many other WW1 stories I have watched and comes across as being mostly standard fare for this genre. That is not to say it wasn't enjoyable. The acting is competent, the photography beautiful, it portrays the suffering of soldiers and the care nurses provided under shocking conditions, and there is romance. While the whole movie is a bit familiar, for those who like a period drama, this will be satisfying viewing.


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