This breathtaking epic opens on the West Coast of Ireland, 1892. Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise), a poor tenant farmer, is determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead, he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter, Shannon (Nicole Kidman), to America in a quest for land. Arriving in Boston, Joseph finds a place for them to live while proving a natural at bare-fisted boxing. But his triumph is short-lived as he and Shannon are thrown out into the bitter cold. Joseph sets off for work on the railroad until a passing wagon train reminds him of his original goal to possess his own land. Preparing to stake his claim in the new territory, he runs into Shannon, who is unhappily reunited with her former fiancée. In the excitement of the Oklahoma land rush, they realise their dreams of land and life together.
Alright - if you like that sort of thing
- Far and Away review by Swambi
Mainly consists of fight scenes, with cameos of Nicole Kidman in various period costumes (no, not out of them) a sprinklng bit wild west, and plenty of Irish accents - otherwise not much of a plot or even a film.
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