January 13, 2006, - 3:25 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
A movie we really liked opens this weekend, “Tristan & Isolde.”
It is a battling knights/romance movie that takes place in Medieval times in what is now Great Britain. It is the story of knights of Ireland and various English kingdoms/tribes, and their fight over control of these lands and a unified kingdom. But it is also about the forbidden romance between the Irish Princess Isolde and the English Knight Tristan. And it is about honor and what happens when it isn’t upheld.
For men, there is plenty of exciting swashbuckling and battle between the knights. For women, the movie is heavy on romance. For all, there is beautiful cinematography, terrific acting, and lots of charm. We like star James Franco (Tristan), who also starred in one of the Best Movies of 2005, “The Great Raid“.
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