Saw the new Anna Karenina last night and enjoyed it very much. The cinematography is lush and captures the scenes as if the action was staged literally on a stage. A little confusing in the beginning but you get caught up in the pacing and apart from some motion sickness during the dance scenes, it balances the somewhat plodding nature of the story. I loved reading this book, but Tolstoy was not quick. Jude Law's Alexei was my favorite acting performance. He perfectly captures Alexei's inability to relate to his wife, son or the circumstances around him. His silences are perfect.
But I was captivated by the physical presence of the character, Konstantin Levin played by Domhnall Gleeson. His acting is wonderful, but his coppery goodness is mesmerizing.
Vronsky . . . not feeling it. Maybe it was the bad blonde dye job or the fact that he was prettier than handsome, I just didnt feel it. There is a nice ass shot of him, but even that is so so.
It is an enjoyable two hours.