Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jilly Cooper's Riders|
Actors: Max Applin, Stephanie Beacham, Brenda Bruce, Anthony Calf, Deborah Cornelius
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
I enjoyed the film.
Ruth White | Lansing, New York United States | 02/15/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not having read the book, my expectations were not dashed. I have found that few movies match the book, the few execptions where the movie is better are generally those where the book is written from the transcripts of the movie so I can understand the other reviewer's opinion of this film. For those who have not read the book, and who love horses and show jumping, this is a fine movie. I would have preferred more horses and less voyueristic scenes, but I gather the book spent more time with passions, and that is what sells. It is not something for younger audiences, which is a pity as some of the show jumping scenes are quite fun. Michael Praed is wonderful as a superb horseman."
Anne Cahill | Groton, MA USA | 04/17/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Since "Riders" is my all-time favorite book, I was thrilled to find it had been made into a video. Apparently it's impossible to translate 920 pages of novel onto the screen successfully, even at the length of 3 1/2 hours, which the video was. Perhaps it's because Jilly Cooper's characters as written are so other-wordly, so impossibly handsome or charming or spoiled or WHATEVER, but none of the actors in this movie were at all how I imagined them from the book. The actor playing Rupert especially was a disappointment -- he had none of the easy charm and calculating cruelty that Jilly's Rupert had. I can't recommend this video, but I can suggest you buy the book instead!"
Riders- Love or hate?
Kristen Smith | SouthPark, CO, USA | 04/18/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I heard that Riders was out on DVD, I was ecstatic. I am absolutely in love with the book, but the movie was somewhat disappointing. It really didn't stick to the book's format, and I'm actually suprised that Jilly Cooper was willing to release it. Overall, it wasn't bad, they really cast the characters well, but I would have liked it more had it have stuck to the book. I hope that they make a miniseries or another DVD out of the rest of her series, Polo especially."