The Land Girls

  • 12
  • David Leland (1997)
  • UK / Fr
  • 110 min
The Land Girls
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Life on the home front is given a distinctly rosy glow in this naffly nostalgic adaptation of Angela Huth's novel. Anna Friel's randy northerner, Rachel Weisz's sheltered blue-stocking and Catherine McCormack's bourgeois prude are surely the most stereotypical volunteers in the history of the Women's Land Army. Consequently, from the moment these urban interlopers arrive at Tom Georgeson's Dorset farm, there isn't a single scene that ends unexpectedly. The performances are earnest and the scenery is beautiful, but as the clich├ęs clunk into place with deadening predictability, there's no sense of either dramatic or social conflict, let alone insight into the Land Girls' contribution to the war effort.

Plot Summary

Period drama starring Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel. England 1941: three very different young women arrive at a remote farm in rural Dorset to work for the Women's Land Army.

Cast and crew

Cast

Stella
Catherine McCormack
Ag
Rachel Weisz
Prue
Anna Friel
Joe Lawrence
Steven Mackintosh
Mr Lawrence
Tom Georgeson
Mrs Lawrence
Maureen O'Brien
Janet
Lucy Akhurst
Ratty
Gerald Down
Philip
Paul Bettany
Barry
Nick Mollo

Crew

Director
David Leland

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Film Four Distributors
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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