|Starring:||Julie Walters, David Haig, Gary Lewis, Toby Jones, Adrian Dunbar, John Lynch, Eoin McCarthy, Steven Mackintosh|
|Studio:||CHANNEL 4 DVD|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Feb 2010|
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MoBy GregJoy (19 reviews) from Banbury , 05 Mar 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]A gritty 'must watch' film about the life and achievements of Mo Mowlem. I just didn't realise while she was alive what a gutsy woman she was. It shows her as she really was - no holds barred. Her language is frquently crude and her relationships with Northern Irish polititians of both sides has to be seen to be believed. It was also very sad - her illness, her betrayal by the British Governmant of the time and her sheer determination to win no matter who or what stood in her way. I do not agree with her party politics - but this is completely irrelevant.
If you have an opinion about Mo Mowlem (or not) to see her portayed as she really was - a human being of great courage - this is a film YOU MUST SEE!!
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Wonderful to watchBy a customer , 28 Aug 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIn 1994 I was fourteen, and I remember following the daily news on the long, long road & struggle to achieve the Good Friday Agreement and the making of history. Of all those involved, the one that shone the brightest and whose memory stands most vivid to me even today is that of Mo Mowlam and her unorthodox approach that helped bring both sides of the divide together.
Some of the character castings (Trimble, Adams, McGuinness, Mitchell, and Stone in particular, Mandelson less so) are instantly recognisable to me before they are either introduced or open their mouths, and I found the scene between Michael Stone & Mo Mowlam at the book signing in Belfast to be remarkable - if true to account, truly remarkable & poignant of how deep her contribution to peace in Northern Ireland went.
I feel that the film is a little one-sided in its treatment of what Blair & Mandelson may or may not have done, but then again, it's a film about Mo Mowlam. But minor criticism aside, the film captures the spirit of a remarkably courageous woman who has ultimately helped change the fate, for the better, of not just one, but two nations.
Good to watchBy a customer , 24 Jun 2011Mo - This is a film well worth watching. Very good portrayal by Julie Walters, emotive, but also funny at times.
JULIE WALTER'S ROCK'SBy Toongirl90 (10 reviews) , 11 Jun 2011What can i say only Julie Walters is fantastic in this role.I found this movie sad, funny and interesting. A good Sunday afternoon lying on the sofa after eating sunday dinner film... MO YOU WERE A TRUE INSPIRATION...
Amazing as always!By a customer from Winchester , 03 Nov 2010Julie Walters is just such a star it's worth watching just for her! It's also a moving, interesting and compelling insight into the pressures of politics - maybe something we all need to see.
Julie Walters-Superb ActressBy a customer from Wiltshire , 13 Oct 2010I really enjoyed this film and Julie Walters portrayal of Mo was first class.
I always knew Blair and Mandelson were ruthless and conniving, but this film had me fuming and throwing cushions at the tele!
Mo was a rarity a good politician with the guts to do what she thought was right and this film serves as a brilliant memorial to her.
Julie Walters is a top class actress and always throws herself wholly into every character she plays.
Best film I have seen in a long time.