Sparkhouse is a modern romance based on Wuthering Heights. I was initially put off by this, but found that -- aside from the landscape, the almost mystical bond between the two leading characters, and a haunting atmosphere -- this story is different.
Carol, a troubled young woman with disreputable parents, and Andrew, the spoiled son of an upper class couple, grow up close together, meeting secretly on the moors. Circumstances, his parents -- and his own desire for a better life -- separate them, but they meet again as adults.
Sparkhouse was well acted. Both leads were totally believable. The standout actor was Richard Armitage, exceptional as John, a shy, inarticulate farm hand. Although it was one of his earliest roles, and he is not the lead, he dominates every scene he is in. If you like romance or great acting, definitely see this.moreless