The L-Shaped Room details
|Starring:||Pat Phoenix, Tom Bell, Leslie Caron, Brock Peters, Cicely Courtneidge|
The L-Shaped Room
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2007|
Most helpful review
Book was betterBy a customer from London , 04 Aug 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]I read and enjoyed Lynne Reid Banks 'The L-Shaped Room' and enjoyed it so I thought I'd watch the film as well. The story has been changed so much from the book that I was very disappointed. I didn't see the point of altering it to such a degree as the book was better. Despite these adaptations, it was a good film.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (3) Yes |
- No (0)
"Sex Is Not A Forbidden Word" !!!By a customer , 14 Apr 2013'The L-Shaped Room' is one of those classic, gritty, true to life films, that could only have been made in the 1960's. Although the film is shot in black and white, the script and acting are superb. Well recommended
Bedbug nostalgiaBy Oldbloke (349 reviews) from Sidmouth , 01 Mar 2013Alone and pregnant, a young Frenchwoman moves into the top room of a grotty London tenement. Wracked with indecision, she hides her condition from her fellow tenants and tries in vain to fend off the attentions of a struggling writer. This sad sweet and largely forgotten kitchen sink drama was a revelation. It features a marvelous array of characters, some superlative and deeply touching performances and stays true to the end credits. Absolutely loved it.
I used to live in an L-shaped Room...it was nice.By Kinkyfish (121 reviews) from York, England , 18 Sep 2012Some very poignant themes in this film that are still very relevant today. As a 31 year old actor living hand to mouth, I really identified with the character of Toby (thought he is a writer), excellently played by Tom Bell.
Brock Peters also gives a good turn as the neighbour.
thank heaven for naughty girlsBy itstinks (703 reviews) from North of Reading , 04 Nov 2010A reasonable time capsule of the social and moral pressures on unwed mothers in the late 50's and into the early 60's.
Leslie Caron is pregnant from a man she does not want to marry or share responsibilty of the child with and finds a sort of haven in a bed-sit that she finds.
Not having read the book I don't know what liberties have been taken with the story especially with regards to hints of other characters being gay or lesbian but it seemed to work fairly well as a story.
Quite decent performances all round.
What was all the fuss about?By sixtiesforever (9 reviews) from Dunstable , 08 Oct 2010I seem to remember a lot of hype and disapproval at the time this was on first release, but this seems quite a sad and gentle view of the time it was set in. A houseful of social misfits in Notting Hill, but you couldn't call them low life. Not a lot of locations to view, but enough to take you back to how things were.