The Camomile Lawn details
|Starring:||Tara Fitzgerald, Virginia McKenna, Jennifer Ehle, Paul Eddington, Felicity Kendal|
The Camomile Lawn - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
The Camomile Lawn - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||4 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Sep 2007|
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Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!By PeterSays (108 reviews) from Romsey , 08 Jan 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]If didnt see this series when it was shown on TV you missed a real treat. Id give it six stars, if that was allowed. Disbelief was certainly suspended; for me these werent just characters, they were believable as real people. It does what fiction is supposed to do, make the made-up more real than real life. What an insight into English middle class domestic dottiness. Pass the kedgeree! Are such wonderful, awful coves still around? Alas, they are probably a dying breed. I'd say Calipso!
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camomile lawnBy a customer , 09 Jun 2013I have seen this before,but have enjoyed watching again,there is something to see which was missed at previous viewing. Never be afraid to watch this film more than once.
Quality production, totally absorbing.By a customer , 11 Oct 2012This account of an extended family during the war years is a real tour de force. I was captivated by it when it was on television, and the workplace chat throughout the land followed it episode by episode. A couple of things fell flat on this second viewing ... and yet, when I subsequently took the book out of the library, those parts were exactly as written ... Deserves my rarely given 5 stars.
Disappointing waste of an afternoon.By chimpsy (4 reviews) , 11 Feb 2012I found this film to be very disappointing. I enjoy a good period drama and this wasn't. I actually nodded off in the middle and was disappointed that it was still on when i woke. I have cancelled the second disc as I couldnt sit through that again. Sorry.
Disappointing mishmashBy chris36 (7 reviews) from Kent , 27 Dec 2011The reviewers who gave up after the first of the two DVDs were quite right to do so. I watched it through to the end in the hope that it might eventually all make sense but of course it didn't and I felt I had really wasted my time. Cardboard characters and a plot without any structure or sense of direction, full of random incidents and made all the more tiresome by the pointless cutting backwards and forwards between the 1940s and the 1980s. The period detail was good and I thought the distinguished cast did their best with the poor material at their disposal.
Life is LifeBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 22 Dec 2011Certainly not the best of this type of production but well worth viewing. The story is a bit fragmented but the acting is quite good.
I would like to see a remake of this using more modern day techniques and different directors and producers. I feel that there would not be so many negative responses that appear on this page.