Has anyone read "Cold Mountain?" I read in PEOPLE

  1. Magazine that Renee Zellweger earned $10,000,000 for starring in it and it will be out in December. Is the book worth a read?? A mystery...lover story, or what????
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   CATHYW
    I've read it, and thought it was quite good. I can't quite imagine Renee Zellweger in it, but hey-!
    It is a story set at the end of the Civil War, in Tennessee. I won't spoil the story, but it is about a strong woman, and it does have an element of romance in it.
    Have fun reading!
  4. by   baseline
    I had a very hard time getting thru that one! I just didn't like the book, although it was a best seller for a long time. Read it and see what you think. I can't picture Rene in that role........interesting choice.
  5. by   Bonnie Blue
    Awesome book! I think some of the action takes place in NC not Tennessee. It is set during the CW. Jude Law is playing the protagonist. If I remeber correctly, it was the author's first book and he had been working on it for a loong time.
  6. by   baseline
    Well, now I can see Jude Law....but Rene? Hmmmm....
  7. by   Mattigan
    It is a wonderful book. I loved it.
  8. by   Mattigan
    ... while I'm thinking of the Civil War... I got "Enemy Women" for Christmas but haven't read it yet. I am thinking of starting it next. Has anyone read it?
  9. by   Zee_RN
    I read the book and enjoyed it. It was a while ago that I read it. If you like historical fiction or the Civil War era, it's a must read.

    I'm not much of a movie watcher; I don't even know who Renee Zellweger is.
  10. by   LoisJean
    Read the book twice and loved it twice....no way am I seeing the movie- can't imagine Rene Zellweger- no way, no how.

    Lois Jean
  11. by   ladyjane
    it was filmed in aheville, n.c. same location as dirty dancing.
  12. by   LoisJean
    I'm thinking: wouldn't Sissy Spacek be a better choice? Or maybe Mere Winningham?

    Lois Jean
  13. by   passing thru
    Zellweger is from the south...southern accent. With Hollywood make-up artistry and her acting skills, I think she will do fine. She is a versatile actress.
    I haven't read the book, but I understand she plays a farm hand who helps the main-character female who will be played by Nicole Kidman. Now thats' a stretch...a Confederate Aussie. And 1/2 the film was filmed in Rumania with Romanian extras.

    Donald Sutherland is in it too.
    If you like Civil War movies, , go see Gods and Generals, a bona fide , true to history, filmed on the actual civil war battlegrounds, historically correct dialogue, and performed by experienced Civil War re-enacters. Everything is touted as accurate, the weapons, uniforms, weather for the battles, speeches, nursing of the wounded, etc. Three hours long... good education for kids...if they are studying history at school.
  14. by   Mimi Wheeze
    I had to think about it for a minute, but yes, I've read it. I really enjoyed it.

    I do think Rene Zellweger is talented. She could probably pull the part off.