In early twentieth century Montana, Colonel William Ludlow (Sir Anthony Hopkins) lives in the wilderness with his sons, Tristan (Brad Pitt), Alfred (Aidan Quinn), and Samuel (Henry Thomas). Eventually, the unconventional, but close-knit, family encounters tragedy when Samuel is killed in World War I. Tristan and Alfred survive their tours of duty, but, soon after they return home, both men fall for Samuel's gorgeous fiancée, Susannah (Julia Ormond), and their intense rivalry begins to destroy the family.Written by
A soldier is given a soccer ball just before the British advance. This is based on historical fact. It was found that if the soldiers could keep part of their focus on moving the ball forward, it would lessen the tension. See more »
As the boys get ready to head for war, William Ludlow reads a letter sent to his wife. The letter notes the boys departed in October. Yet, the small deciduous trees visible still have leaves that are green. By mid-October in Montana, those leaves would have changed color and likely fallen off. See more »
Were you going to say goodbye? Tristan? How long will you be gone?
Not long. A few months.
I can make it better for you.
If we'd had a child or if I were pregnant, would you still be going?
Just give me a chance.
Don't do that.
Look at me. Please, look at me. I'll wait for you. However long it takes. I'll wait for you forever.
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There are many things you can say about this movie. Many people would say it's both full of clichés and too dramatic plot(s). But I have never caught the point in these kind of critics. If a story is a bit used up and filled with clichés, why does it have to be mocked? Such films as Pearl Harbor, Titanic etc., are a bit over the top, but I honestly think that Legends of the Fall contains so many qualities that it deserve the credit it deserves. All along the film, we follow the life and times of the Ludlow family living in Northern USA in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It is always well balanced between ingeniousness and cliché. Just a few times this line is crossed (thereby 9, not 10 points), and in the end, you're left with a good feeling, 'cause this is really a "feel-good movie". If romance, action and intrigues are your thing, I can absolutely recommend this, 'cause every time I see it I'm deeply touched.
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