Morris - A Life With Bells On details
|Starring:||Charles Thomas Oldham, Greg Wise, Naomie Harris, Olivia Colman, Sir Derek Jacobi|
Morris - A Life With Bells On
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Jul 2010|
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Morris a Life With Bells OnBy Slarkies (1 review) from Poole , 20 Jan 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]If you're looking for a Hollywood blockbuster you'll be disappointed. This is a fabulous BRITISH film that follows in the footsteps of the Full Monty and Brassed Off. A docu-style film that is filmed in Dorset and Wiltshire, with a great cast, quintessential English humour and Morris Men. If you're not 'into' morris dancing, don't be put off, you'll be laughing along with the rest of us.
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A must for all real film loversBy a customer , 24 Mar 2013A gem of a film,well written and directed,with excellent performances from all the cast. A really refreshing change from the normal dross,well done!
Not good enoughBy themacs (46 reviews) from Bridport , 13 Mar 2013Quirky, British through and through, and in part, very funny indeed... but sadly not good enough. I understand why the American scenes were inserted, but they were not clever enough, and I think the subject just does not have enough appeal in the U. S. My sister was an extra on this film, and I was so looking forward to seeing it, but ultimately it disappointed.
Could have been dire ...By Quandoquidem (12 reviews) , 12 Nov 2012... but it was too boring to get there.
This has all the hallmarks of being over-written to appeal to the writer's sense of humour and ignoring everyone else's.
After 15 minutes the characters are still irritating rather than developing into ones you would want to watch. The rest doesn't get much better.
What a missed opportunity.
A good film struggling to get outBy hemlock (6 reviews) , 15 Oct 2012I'm not surprised this film has struggled to find a distributor. It's a great idea and there are some very pleasing moments. But what a clunking, repetitive, overwritten script! And what laboured jokes! It's far, far too wordy and, surprisingly, you don't get to see much dancing. The characters are too busy boring your pants off talking about it. With twenty five minutes snipped away and a greater emphasis on visual rather than verbal humour, this film could have had the commercial success its makers hoped for.
A typically British filmBy islandpixie (19 reviews) from Ryde , 04 Jan 2012I loved this film it's so 'British'! I laughed out loud at many of the antics and loved the character Derecq. You will either love this film or be bored to tears - it all depends how you take it - but if you like British films give this one a chance.