The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance .
|nudity||The film contains some mild sexual references, including a scene where a man rests his hand on the lower body of a clothed woman as he kisses her, and another scene where a bare-chested man is seen kissing a woman on the bed. On the digital-versatile-disc (DVD) of this film, there is a quick glimpse of a naked man's genitalia, with his back facing the camera, in the extra features/bonus materials section.|
|violence||In addition, the film contains a brief scene of violence depicting a man being shot dead. In another scene which may be disturbing for younger viewers, a sheep that is chased by a dog, falls to its death as it plunges from a cliff. This is followed by a scene depicting a beach that is lined with dead sheep.|
|alcohol||A man shows a case of bourbon to guests at a wedding reception. Several men are shown drunk.|
|frightening||Parental Guidance is advised. Official MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and violence|