I Capture the Castle Poster

Release Date: July 11th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 23rd, 2003

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
After his successful first novel, James Mortmain (Bill Nighy) has been unable to write for 12 years, retreating to his decrepit family castle with his second wife, Topaz (Tara Fitzgerald), and daughters Rose (Rose Byrne) and Cassandra (Romola Garai). With the family in desperate straits, their hopes are raised by the arrival of their new neighbors, American brothers Neil (Marc Blucas) and Simon Cotton (Henry Thomas). To save the family, Rose is determined to seduce and marry the wealthy Simon.

Cast: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Henry Thomas, Marc Blucas, Bill Nighy, Tara Fitzgerald, Sinead Cusack, Henry Cavill

Director: Tim Fywell

Genres: Drama, Romance

Production Co: BBC, Trademark Films, Isle of Man Film

Keywords: Emotional, Father, Marriage, England, Sister, Family, Growing up, Charming, 1930s, Brother, Love, Daughter, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Screwball farce, romance, domestic tragicomedy and literary frolic rolled into one. show more

  • We like these people, which is important, and we are amused by them, which is helpful, but most of all we envy them, because they negotiate their romantic perplexities with such dash and style. show more

  • Sadly too often (and I'm unsure whether this is the result of voices that echo when bounced off stone walls or because the acting is all over the place), the characters create the impression that English is their second language. show more

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