One of the most successful romantic films of all time, Flora & Ulysses is a highly entertaining and Oscar-nominated movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. With an original storyline, the movie portrays the story of two lovers who sail to France on a ship headed for paradise and fall in love. The ship is attacked and the crew is slaughtered. With no recollection of what happened, the couple makes their way to England where they meet and fall in love once again.
You can find this movie on several online websites, with many people rating it highly. One of the best things about watching the movie online is that you don't have to wait until it comes out on DVD to watch it. Since it's available in the internet, you can instantly rent it and start watching it on your computer or laptop as soon as possible. If you don't know anything about the plot, don't worry. Even those without any experience in watching movies should be able to follow the story without any problem.
Flora & Ulysses is one of those rare films that manages to combine action and romance at the same time. Although there are parts that are predictable, it doesn't happen too often in movies. The movie also contains strong language which is somewhat controversial in France (although it's legal in the rest of Europe). But what really makes this film very interesting is the manner in which the characters interact with one another. Although some people might find the way they talk to each other to be a bit excessive, the effect they have on one another is very endearing.
Due to its popularity, you can easily find copies of the film burned onto DVD. It's also available in a number of popular online streaming video formats, including Divx and Quicktime. For those who like to get in touch with the characters, online services such as Skype and Yahoo Messenger make it easy to talk to the actors. Although there's no word on whether or not the online chat option will be available with the DVD copy, it's worth looking into just in case. After all, the movie may be one of your favorites, but if you can't watch it due to technical problems, it's always good to have options.
Flora & Ulysses aren't the only one of Kerouac's novels that's been made into a film. Other works, such as The Graduate and On Her Majesty's Secret Service have also been turned into successful movies. For many people, these earlier versions of Kerouac's work are the ones they grew up on, and they often prefer to view them than the modern adaptations. That's fine for most people, but for others, the charm of these earlier masterpieces still outweighs the travails of creating a modern film version. That's why The Graduate remains one of the best-selling novels ever written, and why The Ulysses remains one of the more quintessential works of modern literature.
There's no telling what direction the internet will take when it comes to adapting Kerouac's classic novel. Many people have mixed feelings about the potential success of a film adaptation, especially since it's fair to say that the book's format requires many long and difficult conversations between its characters. It's not impossible, however, and a successful adaptation can provide a rich vein of entertainment while bringing the book alive for modern readers. So whether or not you'll be watching The Graduate this weekend, you should definitely check out F&U. You'll likely fall in love with it in a hurry.