North & South

DVD - 2005
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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When the privileged Margaret Hale's father uproots the family to take work in the northern mill town of Milton, she is shocked by the dirt and gruffness of the people. But she reserves her highest contempt for the charismatic mill-owner John Thornton.


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This is probably my all time favorite period drama EVER! Pride and Prejudice - Victorian Era. Based on an Elizabeth Gaskell novel, it is a sweeping love story that is also gorgeously filmed and acted. Stars the amazing Richard Armitage. The last scene will have you swooning and hitting the rewind... Read More »


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Nov 22, 2014
  • nidofito rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I do love period dramas. Really well casted! I wish the ending was a bit extended. Would've liked to see what became of the mill and if there had been any changes with regards to the workers' wages. I did not really care for the too-many deaths though.

Oct 26, 2014
  • violet_butterfly_2252 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an amazing story, told with such a poetic flavor and quality! I wholeheartedly recommend this family friendly movie to all who like a beautiful love story. :)

Oct 20, 2014
  • sirpear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The acting was superb. The chemistry between the actors was lovely. The set, costume, etc was great. It showed the grittiness of the Victorian manufacturing industry well. Although the script deviates from the book in several places, I thought that it enhances the intentions of the author. Well, worth a watch!

Oct 06, 2014
  • westcoast11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent. Check it out.

Jun 27, 2014
  • tea_n_tomes rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

good historical romance candy! Though you know how it ends when it begins.

Apr 14, 2014
  • artnmusic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was wonderful!! What a great contrast between the characters. The acting was A+!! Highly recommend.

Mar 24, 2014
  • globalsoul73 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my all-time favourite stories. I've watched it many times and still love it.The BBC production is wonderful, with excellent actors, beautiful music (Martin Phipps), and lovely sets. Since I had seen this miniseries before reading the book, I had the pleasure of visualizing the characters as I read. The book, of course, is superior in developing the characters.
Richard Armitage does an excellent job playing John Thornton. I particularly loved the scene when Margaret leaves the mill yard.
The many social issues of poverty/wealth, master-worker, educated/illiterate, industrialized/agricultural were all explored thoughtfully.

Mar 09, 2014
  • clyf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant cast and wonderful acting from Mr. Armitage.

Feb 13, 2014
  • Vilka rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable, well-rounded story of a young woman who moves with her parents from southern England to the industrial North, where she encounters the plight of the mill workers, the master-worker struggle (including strikes), and a tumultuous acquaintance with one of the mill owners. Might be compared to Pride & Prejudice, but more up-front (less social dancing around, more overt confrontation when it arises), or maybe Dickens or Jane Eyre, but not as miserable ;P Social commentary with a good romantic angle that doesn't overshadow the rest of the story.

Feb 10, 2014

bad disc... Needs to be taken out of circulation. Last two chapters are digitally damaged. So, you spend hours watching the story only to be "locked out" of the ending!!!!

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Apr 30, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

You're coming home with me....

Jul 17, 2009
  • gigifobo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell, and it's white, it's snow-white."
-Margaret Hale

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Sep 26, 2012
  • tictakaubin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 04, 2011
  • mrsmoore rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful story encompassing societal and political issues of the day with romance. Gorgeous brooding male lead with matching dark looks

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