Harry Feversham is a British Army officer. When his regiment is sent to fight in the Sudan, he resigns his commission. His three closest friends and fellow officers view him as a coward and each send him a white feather, a symbol of cowardice. His fiancée has the same view and does the same. Humiliated by this, Feversham sets off to the Sudan to redeem his honour. —grantssThis movie has got it all: an aussie hottie, love, honor and obey, different cultures and is well acted. I can’t understand why this movie has blown the box office with so much, and why all the reviewers have slaughtered it.Heath Ledger plays well (as always), and of course Kate Hudson is beautiful in it. If I would have anything to complain about in this picture, it would be that maybe the chemistry between Heath and Kate wasn’t that great, but nobody is to blame here.This is a fabulous movie with great and good looking actors, and if I should have guessed why the movie didn’t sell, I would say that it was because they didn’t promote this movie enough.While watching the movie, you can go from crying to laughing at no time, and when a movie conquers that, it’s just a blessing watching it.Heath Ledger can really show what he has got to offer, since this movie is very different from his last “A Knight’s Tale”. Heath is clever by taking such different roles, just to show what he’s got: “Two Hands” (black comedy),”The Patriot” (war, thriller), “Ned Kelly” (western, thriller), “The Order” (horror, mystery) and his most recently, not yet relished: “The Brothers Grimm” (adventure).The director, Shekhar Kapur, did a good job on this one. He told the actors to make the sand in the desert to look like water and waves, and they did a good job doing just that. All in all, this movie should been a success, because it simply has it all. Too bad.
Stars : Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson
Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country : United Kingdom, United States