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FINDING YOUR FEET (2018): The Things I Liked…

Finding Your Feet (2018) Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton

Finding Your Feet; the comedy / drama about a judgmental, middle class snob, who’s forced to live with her sister in an impoverished inner-city council estate is a pleasant serving of quintessential Britishness.

Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall and Joanna Lumley, director Richard Loncraine’s movie isn’t necessarily the most memorable and the story isn’t especially unpredictable. Nevertheless Finding Your Feet is a nice ‘easy viewing’ reminder of the gift of siblinghood, the ones you’re born into and the ones you choose. 

I enjoyed the very British dialogue and its often rather well-timed delivery. One particular line that stood out would be the words: It’s not a panic attack, I’m not that sort of person. I just had a bit of a turn.’ 

Another highlight was seeing beautiful shots of places in London, England that I recognise.

For the Britishness, humour and siblinghood, etc., watch Finding Your Feet  if you’re so curious it does have a certain charm.

Happy Film loving 

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FINDING YOUR FEET (2017): New Trailer From Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie…

Finding Your Feet (2017), Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie
Finding Your Feet (2017), Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie

In Finding Your Feet, a judgmental, middle class snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend. As a result, she’s forced to move in with her sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Directed by Richard Loncraine; Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie star…

It’s very clear how this movie is going to play out. As such, I’ll be watching – not so much because I expect the story to surprise and thrill me. But rather for the portrayal of sisterhood in the later years. I also like the two leading ladies, the promise of humour and general easy viewing feel.

Lastly, is it just me or does the lady at 0:03 in the above trailer kind of look like Melissa McCarthy?

Josie Lawrence, Fran Targ and Jacqueline Ramnarine also star.

Finding Your Feet Release Dates: February 23rd, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley (l), Jennifer Saunders (r)
Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley (l), Jennifer Saunders (r)

I vaguely recall having a good time during my earlier years as I sat through episodes of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley’s hit BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. This memory and the new film’s fun trailer are reasons enough to tune into the Mandie Fletcher directed comedy  Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie.

Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Kate Moss and many more,  it became clear quite quickly as I watched  that as is the case with most sitcom turned movie productions, things tended not to move along as quickly as one would have liked.

Along with the pacing problem, I found a few elements of the story just a tad too ridiculous. At first I thought It may be that too much time has passed since I watched the sitcom and I’ve therefore forgotten just how ‘ridiculous – in a good way’ it was. However, upon reflection, my accusation of ridiculousness isn’t really about how the two leads conduct themselves, but rather how far they seem to be able get even though the authorities are supposedly in pursuit, post the Kate Moss incident. 

Though there are some amusing moments, I’d say that Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie is more likely to be adored by those who really liked the sitcom. As for me who just vaguely recalls liking it, the trailer will remain the best part. I particularly enjoyed the delightfully unexpected madness of what happens to Kate Moss and the perfectly timed and comic scream /fainting of one of Moss’s biggest fans.

Happy Film Loving

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE (2016): New Trailer From Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley & Jon Hamm

Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders
Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie (2016), Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders

Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie finally has a trailer I can get excited about…

I didn’t realise how much I’d missed the antics of Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone until now. I already love the Kate Moss story. Now I can’t wait for a taste of the sense of humour of some of British and international fashion’s best known. Namely, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian West, Cara Delevigne, Stella McCartney, etc.

Jon Hamm, Rebel Wilson and Gwendoline Christie also star.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie Release Dates: July 1st, 2016 (UK); July 22nd, 2016 (US; September 8th, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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