Wuthering Heights (2011)

Wuthering Heights
Director: Andrea Arnold
Writer: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed
Based on: Emily Brontë’s novel
Cast: James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, Kaya Scodelario, Paul Hilton, Simone Jackson, Steve Evets, Lee Shaw, James Northcote, Nichola Burley
Seen on: 27.3.2021

Plot:
When Mr Earnshaw (Paul Hilton) brings home an orphaned Black boy who he calls Heathcliff (Solomon Glave), his daughter Catherine (Shannon Beer) is at first taken aback. But then the two become inseperable. But in their harsh surroundings, their relationship also becomes one of harshness. When they grow up (James Howson, Kaya Scodelario), it turns to bitterness, especially when the rich neighbor Edgar (James Northcote) starts courting Catherine.

Wuthering Heights does not have an easy start with me. I absolutely hated the novel. But I was hoping that Arnold would still manage to turn the story into something I’d care for. Unfortunately, my hopes were disappointed in that regard.

The film poster showing Heathcliff (James Howson) in a close-up and Catherine (Kaya Scodelario) walking away in two separate images.
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Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)

Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë‘s only novel.

Plot:
Mr. Lockwood recently rented a house from Heathcliff, a surly man who sparks Lockwoods curiosity. So he gets his servant Nelly Dean who used to work for Heathcliff to tell him the story of Heathcliff and his entanglement with the Earnshaw and the Linton family, a story full of jealousy and hatred.

Oh man, I hated Wuthering Heights. It was boring, there wasn’t a single character I actually liked (with the possible exception of Lockwood and sometimes I liked Hareton, but only maybe and sometimes) and I was only waiting for a redeeming feature that never came.

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