My main reason for buying this movie was to show it to my reading classes. We are reading the book and then comparing\/contrasting it to the movie version. The children are really paying attention to the fine little details. They are also talking about \"cornmeal mush\" and recognizing other things they read about in the book. The scenery is beautiful and the photography and angles used is exquisite!!!!! I previewed the movie with my family and we would all heartily recommend it to everyone.
It took a committee of directors and scriptwriters to assemble this oafish farce, brimming with creaky jokes, frenzied overacting and 'madcap' moments such as an ineptly staged pie-in- the-face bar brawl.