Legends Of The Fall (1994)
The siblings: Alfred (Aidan Quinn), Tristan (Brad Pitt) and Samuel Ludlow (Henry Thomas)
What puts them at odds? When Samuel brings home a girl from college, Susannah (Julia Ormond), both his brothers fancy her, but she and Tristan can’t quite help themselves from getting it on.
Ah, l’amour, that perennial thorn in the side of previously close families. The gorgeous Julia Ormond manages to thoroughly tear through this lot, falling madly in love with Tristan even after she’s engaged to Samuel. All three brothers go off to fight in World War I, but Samuel’s death just makes everyone more tortured and tormented (albeit still ravishingly handsome). Cue agony, scalpings, grief, an ill-advised marriage between Susannah and Alfred, guilt, bootlegging and a fight with a bear. “Thou shalt not covet thy brother’s wife” is good advice for a reason, guys.
Which sibling is your favourite?
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