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DAY 88: November 29th, 2008.


I'm usually not a big fan of period pieces, they tend to bore me, but Quills managed to entertain me and I found myself intrigued by the story, plot and characters. A few missteps here and there, but overall this was a good movie.

The opening scene immediately captivated me and the performance from everyone involved kept my attention throughout the rest of the film. Michael Cain's character is so despicable that I really hated him here. Winslet proves that she has always been great and is one of my favourite actresses working today.

The film has many sub-plots that distract the viewer and many feel unfinished. The young wife of Cain and the architect, the man on horse, Marquis wife, everything seemed to be there but not really finished. It left me unsatisfied with the final product and I wanted it to feel more complete.

Quills has managed to get me to give period pieces another chance. I thank it for that.