Cold Mountain (2003) short review


A mixed bag but definitely worth watching — I haven’t read the book, which I’ve heard is light years better. Set in the American Civil War with Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Renee Zellweger. The costumes are pretty good — lots of gauzy cotton prints on Kidman although her sleeves are awfully narrow. What really drove me crazy was the hair — both Kidman and Zellweger are supposed to be getting down in the muck, but it’s hardly believable when they have wispy hair extensions artfully waving around.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

2 Responses

  1. Laura

    Cold Mountain–easily in my top ten best films ever made.

  2. Ms. Heather Ripley

    Def read the book, it was very well written. The film was so so, but worth it for some Jude Law deliciousness.