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I Capture the Castle (2003)

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Romola Garai Romola Garai
Cassandra Mortmain
Sophie Stuckey Sophie Stuckey
Cassandra - aged 7
Bill Nighy Bill Nighy
James Mortmain
Helena Little Helena Little
Florence Jones Florence Jones
Rose (aged 10)
Harrison Ward Harrison Ward
Thomas (aged 4)
Rose Byrne Rose Byrne
Rose Mortmain
Tara Fitzgerald Tara Fitzgerald
Topaz Mortmain

Written by
Dodie Smith Dodie Smith
Heidi Thomas Heidi Thomas


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Charming romantic comedy

11 years, 11 months ago at Dec 4 17:11
The book (by Dodie Smith) is better. It's usually so, as it has the space to develop the characters, set the setting (as it were) and be more satisfying.

But the movie for me ranks 8/10. Adaptations are always difficult, but here an harmonious compromise has been reached.

The acting is not uniformly good, but each performer gives the best of itself. Particularly Tara ... read more


8 years, 3 months ago at Jul 20 23:05
this movie was adapted from a book by dodie smith that i read about 1965. the movie has romola garai as cassandra mortmain--the family mortmain are challenged to maintain a proper household that includes father--james who writes, but has a tough time finding an isolated work place and often gets writers block. the other family members are rose byrne as rose and tara fitzgerald as topaz. the story ... read more

An average movie

7 years, 10 months ago at Jan 19 14:34
To be honest, it is a rather obscure flick so I had no idea what to expect from it and the main reason I actually watched the damned thing was because there was an interesting cast involved. Eventually, the cast (Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy,Tara Fitzgerald, Henry Cavill) was indeed pretty good but I have to admit that I didn't care much about the story. Basically, it was one of those supp... read more
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A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.
Release date: 8 August 2003
UPC: 043396025943
Tags: Drama (3), Romance (2), Book Adaptation (1), Book (1), 2003 (1), Romantic Comedy (1), UK (1), (1), 2000s (1), Also Read (1), Sort (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), SnP (1)
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