The Land Girls

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"The story of three young women and the events that would change their lives... The friendships that would stay with them forever... and the loves that would change their hearts."
  • R
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.2  (2,127)

The Land Girls is a heartwarming coming-of-age drama directed by David Leland, based on the book of the same name by Angela Huth. The movie is set in England during World War II and tells the story of three young women who join the Women's Land Army and are sent to work on a farm in the countryside. The three women are from different backgrounds and have different personalities. There is Ag (Catherine McCormack), a headstrong and independent woman from London; Prue (Anna Friel), a flirtatious and adventurous girl from Manchester; and Stella (Rachel Weisz), a serious and reserved Cambridge graduate.

As the movie begins, the three women meet on a train to the countryside and quickly become friends. They are all excited to start their new life as "land girls" and help with the war effort by working on a farm. They are met by the farm's owner, Mr. Lawrence (Tom Georgeson), who is initially skeptical of their abilities but soon warms to them.

The Land Girls are put to work on the farm and quickly realize that their romanticized view of the English countryside is not entirely accurate. They have to deal with the hard work, long hours, and difficult living conditions that come with being a land girl. But they also learn to appreciate the beauty of nature, the value of hard work, and the importance of friendship.

As time passes, the Land Girls face different challenges. Ag falls in love with Joe (Steven Mackintosh), a handsome and charming American soldier stationed nearby. But their relationship is complicated, as Joe is already engaged to another woman. Prue gets involved with a local farmer, but their relationship ends in tragedy. Stella struggles with her academic aspirations and her growing attraction to Mr. Lawrence.

Through it all, the Land Girls remain supportive of each other and find strength in their friendship. They face the challenges of war and personal struggles with resilience and determination. As the war ends and they return to their civilian lives, they realize that the experience has changed them forever.

The Land Girls is a beautifully shot movie that captures the English countryside in all its glory. The performances by Catherine McCormack, Anna Friel, and Rachel Weisz are outstanding, bringing depth and nuance to their characters. The movie also explores important themes such as women's empowerment, the impact of war, and the value of friendship.

Overall, The Land Girls is a touching and inspiring movie that will make you laugh, cry, and appreciate the sacrifices made by women during World War II. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in history, feminism, or just a good old-fashioned love story.

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    6.2  (2,127)