Outstanding example of hte way cinema used to be
from Thame, Oxon
, 29 Sep 2004
Two films for the price of one, especially of this calibre? Has to be a bargain. Hobson's Choice is a movie in the long-forgotten tradition of British comedies: a blend of clever dialogue, sharp characterisations and occasional slapstick. This movie most definitely deserves the epithet 'Classic' and is suitable for all of the family (although some may have difficulty understanding the harsher aspects of the Northern accents). The themes of the film may now be a little outdated, but thankfully the story more than makes up for this with wit and insight. Definitely one for the collection. The second movie on the disc, 'Breaking The Sound Barrier', is just as dated but sadly does not age all too well. Following the story of England's early attempts to try to break through the sound barrier, the acting comes over as rather twee with everybody, including the mechanics, speaking a form of BBC Received Pronunciation English which thankfully is no longer heard today. For all of its faults however, this is still a movie to while away a wet, lazy afternoon.
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