Wild Mountain Thyme was a movie I should have liked. Romance is one of my favorite genres, I am a fan of both Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan, and it takes place in the gorgeous Irish countryside. Sad to say that none of these things were enough for me this time around. I simply could not get into the story and thought about turning it off at various intervals. The only reason I didn’t was because I kept hoping it would get better.
It did not get better.
Rosemary (Emily Blunt) and Anthony (Jamie Dornan) grew up across the way from each other on their family’s adjoining farms. It was always clear to anyone who knew them that they would end up together, but they were too stubborn to realize. Then Anthony’s father Tony (Christopher Walken) thinks about passing the farm down to Anthony’s American cousin Adam (Jon Hamm), knowing that Adam would have a better chance at settling down to have a family. Rosemary and Anthony decide to put their differences aside to prevent this from happening.
I can’t think of any other reasons why I initially wanted to check out this movie. The biggest problem I had with it was that I was bored. The plot didn’t interest me in the slightest and I even had trouble buying the chemistry between the two leads. It was also way too slow burn for me – I hated how long it took them to figure their shit out.
Also, I have to admit that the accents were pretty questionable. We know already that Jamie Dornan is in fact Irish and it was pretty attractive listening to him speak in that way, but everyone else’s attempt just made me cringe.
Overall, Wild Mountain Thyme was not what I hoped it would be at all. I should have stuck to my initial thoughts about it back when I saw the trailer and avoided it all together.