Educating Rita details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Michael Williams, Malcolm Douglas, Maureen Lipman, Michael Caine, Godfrey Quigley, Julie Walters|
|Studio:||2 ENTERTAIN VIDEO|
|Collections:||Discover Ireland, Full English, Top 100 Best of British|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Oct 2003|
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The Score!By Jason Smith from North London , 10 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]I remember watching this film some years ago and quite liking it for all its quirky British ness. There was some dark spectre hanging over it in my memory however and it was only when the film started it came straight back to me. It wasn?t Michael Cain?s wooden delivery, neither Julie Walters comedy Scouse accent, no it was the abomination that is the music score. Some one got a Moog Symph for Christmas circa 1983, a Beethoven album and Van Halen?s 1984 and was off on a self indulgent neo classical exploration up his or her own arse with all the extra treble, top end and trill that they could muster. I couldn?t handle it, when the music wasn?t playing I knew it would soon return scratching nails down boards, accidentally stepping on puppies and biting onto a forks with a mouth full of fillings. I decided there and then to get myself up to Blockbusters and watch the banal entertainment of I Robot instead. A man does not this kind of musical abuse at the beginning of the week. Good film I?m sure but maybe with subtitles and the sound off.
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A joy to watchBy urban-redhead (14 reviews) , 27 Jul 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA film of its time. A joy to watch. I am glad the two main characters went their own way in the end. Another lesson in remaining 'true to yourself' ...
80's ClassicBy buffyrules (367 reviews) from southend on sea , 04 Sep 2012Although incredibly dated this film still shines thanks to the two lead performances. Surprised but happy that it hasn't been remade as it deserves it's place in British film folklore.
Comic or Sad - Unfortunately Neither, Just StereotypedBy a customer , 01 Nov 2011Why do we English rate films where the plot is so at odds with the style. This hammy comic delivery clashes with a plot involving personal disenfranchisement & alienation from a persons roots. Neither funny not meaningful, with every character a stereotype. Definitely disappointing.
Enjoy itBy Benjamino (13 reviews) , 10 Aug 2011It's a great film that just needs to be seen as of it's time to be appreciated. For what it is, it's great.
Has ups and downsBy a customer , 20 Jul 2011I really liked the two main characters and found them really entertaining which was good and I enjoyed the first half of the film very much. After that I felt that it lost flow and I found it a bit dull at times