It’s been a very long time since I saw a picture that I thought my grandparents would enjoy (1998′s Babe: Pig in the City if you must know), and War Horse looked like a perfect fit. The war-time drama deals with a young man who joins the army to find his horse who had been sold to the British military.
It is a brave undertaking when one tries to adapt such a highly regarded play as The Deep Blue Sea and Terence Davies attempt falls that little bit short.
Rachel Weisz plays Hester the wife of a judge who begins an affair with a war veteran in the hopes of finding something more real than the banal niceties of marriage. The war veteran in question is Freddie played here by Tom Hiddleston who bares an uncanny resemblance to Michael Fassbender and it soon becomes apparent that their love is too volatile to survive within the constraints of a normal relationship.