|Starring:||Francesca Annis, James Fleet, Phyllida Law, Richard Johnson, Duncan Preston, Lesley Manville, Clotilde Courau, Judith Scott, Dawn French, Joss Ackland, Peter Jones|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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British and bestBy Baronchris (202 reviews) from Bristol , 16 Aug 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Not all British made films are good, some are so naff it defies belief. This one shines above most of the others. A credible cast of top class actors with a totally original plot, makes a change.
Warm hearted and tragic at times but funny in it's own way. It is certainly "one that got away" from the big screens, how I missed this I never know. Worth seeing over and over... superb writing and great script.
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Something lackingBy a customer from Surrey , 03 Jul 2009Hackneyed plot of dysfunctional family gathering together after the death of a family member - so nothing new there. Fairly strong cast with some golden oldy Brit actors. Dawn French has been better but James Fleet AGAIN - please, he is getting so type cast and so so boring (and surprised they didn't find a slot for Jim Broadbent too as he is usually a main stay of these films). Strong start, weak middle, predicatable ending, few funny moments but not surprised this film slipped through the net. As for the title - tenuous link and too clever for its own good!
Odd FilmBy a customer from UK , 11 Jun 2008I love british films but this was a strange one. Its a black comedy but more bleak and not funny at all. Dawn French's acting was poor in this and overall I was really disappointed!
MilkBy a customer from Uk , 21 Mar 2006Very funny film from start to finish well worth renting
MILK- COMEDYBy a customer from WARGRAVE, ENGLAND , 16 Nov 2005THIS WAS A BLACK COMEDY, VERY FUNNY AND A GREAT CAST!
Slightly SourBy FrankIV (534 reviews) from Cirencester, England , 03 Oct 2005This film boasts a great cast of British actors and a beautiful setting somewhere in Deep England, but I thought it lacked pace and was rather unsure in tone. With its morbid philosophising on death, families, greed and the futility of life, it aspires to black comedy, but it's undermined by farcical bits of business involving, among other things, dead bodies, bulls and vibrators. There are also too many characters for clarity, and the film seems to fall between two stools. Good bits, but it doesn't hold together as a whole.