4 A Beautiful Adventure Epic.Dirtfish | 21/09/2009 | See all Dirtfish's reviews (475)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 10 Books Reviewer Top 100 Toys Reviewer Far and Away (1992) is an epic romantic adventure movie starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Prosky and Colm Meaney.The plot revolves around Irish farmboy Joseph Donnelly (Cruise) who travels with rich girl Shannon Christie (Kidman) to America. There the two struggle to find work while falling in love.Although both Cruise and Kidman struggle with Irish accents they do give good performances in this movie. Cruise in particular is very charismatic and at his most handsome peak. Colm Meaney steals every scene though.Director Ron Howard (Apollo 13) does a terrific job with this movie. The bareknuckle fight scenes are exciting, the cinematography is beautiful (This was the last ever movie to be shot in the Super 65mm format) and the big action scenes amazingly realistic. Howard's direction is the real strength of this movie.Far & Away is at times a little silly but its a very entertaining movie and certainly better then its reputation suggests. Its an old fashioned romantic adventure epic and its worth a look. Just try to ignore the silly Cruise/Kidman Irish accents.