I just wasted over 3 hours of my life slogging through "Dr. Zhivago"?

Do people really like this movie, or do they just say they so because it's supposed to be a "classic"? I found it incredibly tedious and far-fetched (the way the characters keep running into each other in the biggest country in the world), but not a total waste, because of the ravishing Julie... show more Do people really like this movie, or do they just say they so because it's supposed to be a "classic"? I found it incredibly tedious and far-fetched (the way the characters keep running into each other in the biggest country in the world), but not a total waste, because of the ravishing Julie Christie. Any opinions about this extremely long LONG movie? Is this really a "love story," when the main character was cheating on his perfectly nice wife? I didn't think so.
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