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.
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.
The Party is a new drama / comedy that starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor. The film’s very talented cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson…
Watching this rather good trailer reminded me so much of how much I love this kind of film. The kind where adults are stuck in a relatively confined space and they’re forced to resolve any issues they may have with each other, usually resulting in brilliant comic moments. In case my description doesn’t paint a clear enough picture, watch Roman Polanski’s Carnage (2011), a film with great dialogue and a truly brilliant cast, not unlike this one.
Written and directed by Sally Potter; Bruno Ganz also stars.
An acclaimed historian fighting in court to defend historical truth, this is the subject of director Mick Jackson’s latest film, Denial. Based on a true story, Timothy Spall plays David Irving (a renowned holocaust denier) opposite Rachel Weisz’s Deborah E. Lipstadt…
The subject matter is certainly very interesting to me but I’ll also watch because Rachel Weisz is yet to disappoint me. Of course, Mr Spall, Andrew Scott and Tom Wilkinson aren’t bad either. Lastly, who doesn’t love the idea of a good courtroom drama?