Christian is tongue-tied and basic but his love for Roxanne is sincere. Cyrano uses his words through letters for Christian/Roxanne to pour out his heart. Roxanne is trying to evade the disgusting suitor De Guiche (deliciously evil Ben Mendelsohn), but he has the power to send the soldiers to the front.
The rock band the National's music is wistful, aching, and modern, and adds to the mood and nuances of this tale. Wright has directed a beautiful production. Dinklage has the most expressive face and eyes - so much emotion. Bennett's Roxanne sings, shows her smarts and beauty. Harrison's Christian has innocent youth shining through. Quite the trio of players in a love triangle.
Swordplay, Wordplay. Love. Go see Cyrano!