Eric & Ernie details
|Starring:||Daniel Rigby, Bryan Dick, Victoria Wood, Jim Moir, Reece Shearsmith, Jonah Lees, Harry McEntire, Thomas Atkinson, Josh Benson, Emer Kenny|
|Genres:||Comedy, Drama, Television|
Eric & Ernie
|Run time:||3 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Mar 2011|
Most helpful review
Bring me sunshine---they did !By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 14 Jun 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a fascinating film, and much credit to Victoria Wood for managing to get it made ( though she was an irritant to me in the enjoyment of the film as a cast member).
The unknown (to me) actors who play the young Eric and Ernie are remarkable in their absolute resemblance to the famous original duo in looks, mannerisms and all other aspects.
I suppose you have to be of a 'certain age' to fully appreciate this film ( I wonder what today's teens and 20s would make of it ?). But for those of us who remember these icons ( to whom even Del Boy can never aspire in terms of comic genius), the film is nostalgia mixed with much data we had little knowledge of from those early days of Eric and Ernie.
I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It is not perfect ( especially the seeming desire of Ms Wood to try and 'steal the show' with what she looks as though she feels is a superb performance ( which it most definitely is NOT). And more could have been made of the road to 'recovery' which is just commencing as the film ends. More too could be made of Eric's father's plight/influence and complexity.
But the performance of the eponymous heroes is a joy to behold----they must not only be talented ( as they indeed seem to be : good luck for their future work) but they must have spent hundreds of hours watching DVDs of M&W shows in order to achieve the ability to act as they do.
A good film about legends in the days before they became household names forever. Recommended.
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nice to see how it all startedBy chuffingjeff (3 reviews) , 20 Jan 2013Enjoyed watching this, casting is very good .Only thing stopping it getting 6 stars is it needed slightly more meat putting into it.
SHEER PERFECTIONBy Jandypandy (22 reviews) from Suffolk , 02 Apr 2012Simply one of the best biopics I have ever seen. The two young leads were nothing less than remarkable in their interpretation of Eric and Ernie, and were given able support by old-hands Victoria Wood and an amazingly restrained Vic Reeves. The period was evoked beautifully, the film was intelligent, funny, moving, sensitively scored ... it is simply hard to find fault with such a wonderful production. There was a moment toward the end where the script appeared to sag a little and lose momentum, but then it picked up again to deliver a truly triumphant ending. Sheer perfection.
Superb! A real feel-good filmBy a customer , 16 Jan 2012This is a truly brilliant film in its capacity to both entertain and amaze at the quality of the acting. Highly recommended.
The Sunshine Act over the UK gloomBy MelissaMarabamma (249 reviews) from South Coast UK , 16 Nov 2011This was an adorable and entertaining insight into the individual and duo act beginnings in showbusiness. Victoria Wood was brilliant as the Mother as well as the two older boy actors. Whilst I have caught this before, I enjoyed seeing it again. I feel that it was extremely sad that Eric Morecambe died believing that their giddy heights of stardom could all come crashing down so easily. I know he and Ernie are adored and admired by the Public and by fellow actors alike. Please do another one of their later years... please!
Simply uncannyBy Fleety620 (2 reviews) , 09 Sep 2011The performances by the two leads are nothing short of uncanny in their vocal, visual, and behavioural rendering of these great comics. Although I was suprised that it ended at quite the moment it did, overall, this is a lovely film, benefiting from two completely remarkable acts of mimicry.