Lost For Words details
|Starring:||Pete Postlethwaite, Thora Hird|
Lost For Words
|Run time:||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Apr 2011|
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GREAT GREAT GREATBy a customer from CHESTERFIELD , 09 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]HOW CHOULD ANYONE NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS FILM ONCE YOU GET IT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO SEND IT BACK.
IT AL MOST MADE ME CRY TO POST IT BACK, YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS FILM, AND IT WAS FILM NEAR TO WERE I LIVE AS IT IS SET AROUND THE THE CHESTERFILED AREA.
THIS WILL MAKE YOU LOL, CRY, ITS GREAT BRIT FILM MAKEING.
YOU WILL LOVE THIS FILM..
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Trying to cope with old age or dementia? Watch this film!By a customer , 22 Oct 2011I loved this film! It was tender, funny, sad, thought-provoking, and brought back memories of the era in which it was filmed.
Pete Postlethwaite was superb as the caring son, and was completely natural in his role, showing all the emotions including frustration, annoyance, despair but overall, love and concern for his mother, with a good dose of humour thrown in. The scene where his mother was eating an ice-cream was just brilliant, and was a great lesson to all those trying to cope with the elderly.
I wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone, but with a caveat:don't give up on this film too soon. It improves as it progresses with the last half being outstanding. The rather slow start and the fact that I didn't find Thora Hird's portrayal of a stroke victim 100% realistic made me give it a 4 star rather than 5 star review.
Just brilliant...By MaisieBlue (18 reviews) from Scarborough , 19 Aug 2011Two of the best actors of all time, Pete Postlethwaite and Thora Hird, in an extremely moving but funny film. It was particularly poignant for me as my mother has recently been diagnosed with dementia. The subject of dementia was treated very sensitively but with wonderful humour too, which is essential. Yes, it's very sad and moving but also very watchable and heart-warming.
MasterfulBy a customer from Surrey , 03 Aug 2011Although Thora Hird repeats her old bird character again (see Alan Bennets Talking Heads), it is a most brilliantly observed and moving performance that takes centre stage to this bitter sweet story. The script is razor sharp and could easily have come from the pen of Victoria Wood. I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions. All the supporting cast were excellent and low key which only made Thora Hird's performance more outstanding. Anne Reid was particularly good, again reminding me of many a Victoria Wood character she has played.
You MUST watch this!By a customer , 28 Jul 2011A wonderful film, it had me laughing and crying.
The cast is excellent, and the acting faultless, there is
nothing about this film to dislike, other than I wish it was
longer because I didn't want it to end!
It is a reminder to all of us that we may be looking at an
elderly person, but inside them is a young person looking
back at you.
Brilliant TV dramaBy a customer from Ipswich, England , 13 Jul 2011Saw this when first broadcast, and it's still absolutely brilliant. Great acting and script. What a pity they don't make programmes for TV like this anymore!