Monday, July 13, 2015

Anna Karenina (2012) | Movie Review

Source: Imbd
Director: Joe Wright
Writers: Tom Stoppard (screenplay), Leo Tolstoy (novel)
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson |See full cast and crew »
Duration: 129 minutes
Genres: Drama ,Romance


In 1874, in the Imperial Russia, the aristocratic Anna Karenina travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had had a love affair with his housemaid. Anna Karenina has a cold marriage with her husband, Count Alexei Karenin, and they have a son. Anna meets the cavalry officer Count Vronsky at the train station and they feel attracted by each other. Soon she learns that Vronsky will propose Kitty, who is the younger sister of her sister-in-law Dolly. Anna satisfactorily resolves the infidelity case of her brother and Kitty invites her to stay for the ball. However, Anna Karenina and Vronsky dance in the ball, calling the attention of the conservative society. Soon they have a love affair that will lead Anna Karenina to a tragic fate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My thoughts:

There was a time I got a little bit obsessed with this movie I watched it so many times and played the original soundtrack so many times as well I love it! 

I love how this movie was created it's like an evolving theater very unique and impressive! The casting and characters performance was definitely phenomenal and spot on! the story reflects the society way back in the day but you can still see some those cultural aspect present in modern day in different countries in so many ways.  What I like about this story is that the characters persevere in order to pursue their love and  happiness plus the never ending question of morality. The costume designs by Jacqueline Durran so beautiful! wonderfully made!

My favorite character is none other than Count Alexei Karenin I was actually surprised by Jude Law's acting performance he did really well. I like how he's so righteous despite what happened. He respect and love Anna in his own way even til the very end. He's just so serious and uptight the exact opposite of Anna. What I like about Anna's character the way Keira Knightley portrayed it she's so cheerful and vibrant! very spontaneous! youthful I guess compare to her husband I think they're a lovely couple to begin with yin and yang.

At first I liked  Count Vronsky but I think he's still young and stupid. I don't like what he did to Kitty he left her hanging in the air, continue to flirt to other ladies I don't think he's that exclusive when in comes to girls and dating in general I'd like to think he is with Anna and that his love for her is genuine enough although he can't really measure up to Karenin's standard.He needs to man up! and take responsibility for his actions like Karenin

There are multiple love triangles OMG! I think the love aspect of this film/story transcends over time I think we could all relate and learn from it one way or another. And of course young love like Kitty and Levin these two makes my heart flutter the ways the tables turned for them so sad yet sweet at the same time they're actually a good match it's just that Kitty of course at first think the grass is always greener on the other side with Vronsky and her dream being like Anna but Levin and her actually they both bring the good out of each other.

That ending though....holy moly!  I'm not really expecting it can't really say I saw that coming even though I watched it so many time by jove! It's so sad and painful to die that way. Overall, I'd rate this movie 5 out of  5 stars so heartwarming and brilliant! I highly recommend it!

1 comment:

  1. I had seen previews of Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley for a few years now and I have wanted to see it for so long. Thanks for the review.

    Based on the costumes the movie seems to reflect the time period in Russia perfectly even if the costumes might not be extremely accurate, at least, they create that illusion. I'll have to see this movie sometime soon. If only I could make time!