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5.0 out of 5 stars The development of the characters is the plot, October 23, 2013
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My wife and I are pretty picky about the movies we watch; we don't often get to sit down for two hours and we want to be glad we spent the time as we did. We both enjoyed this film.

This particular story is beautifully wrought. The sunshine, the casting, the details... it's quite an immersion. There is nothing easy about this story. As a result, it feels more like real life. None of the people are completely good or completely bad.

How many films have you watched where the circumstances are the plot and the characters are the figures around which the plot happens? The Well-Digger's daughter is the opposite: the development of the characters is the plot. Something about that arrangement will resonate with you. Yes, there are circumstances that drive outcomes, but you will find yourself more concerned with the relationships in front of you.

One of the things I particularly appreciated about this film is that it doesn't glorify poor decisions. It doesn't inject artificial romance into a situation where real romance wouldn't yet exist. As a result, you will identify closely with the situations because you've personally felt those conflicting emotions at some point in your own life.

Finally, you will get the most out of the story if you keep the context in mind. The time, the culture, and the society in which it happens all have bearing on the outcome. If these characters existed today in middle-class America, they might behave differently, but you will still be able to relate.

Be prepared to think about this one from time to time even days after you've watched it. Enjoy!
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