No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency details
|Starring:||Colin Salmon, Anika Noni Rose, Jill Scott, Lucian Msamati|
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Mar 2008|
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Rich, Vibrant and FunBy a customer from Bangor , 29 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]If you've enjoyed the books, you should not be disappointed by this film. If anything I'd say I enjoyed it a little more. One is never sure reading a book about Africans written by a white Scotsman. Although this is directed by a white Englishman (one of Antony Minghella's very last films before his death), the colour and richness of African life is captured in a way rarely seen on-screen. It was filmed on location in Botswana, the music and graphics are African, and there isn't a white person in sight! The cast are wonderful, and the adaptation stays close to the original (albeit with the addition of an effeminate hairdresser character I don't recall from the book). Highly enjoyable, and at times very funny.
There are no extra features included on the DVD.
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No 1 Ladies Detective AgencyBy sharzam (2 reviews) from Penzance , 13 May 2009Fabulous, well worth watching.
4 starBy Buglet (121 reviews) from Worcester , 04 May 2009Gentle Sunday night viewing on TV and on DVD a great way to catch up on the episodes I missed.
'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'By CateG (39 reviews) from london , 27 Apr 2009beautifully scripted and acted, a lovley insight into the local culture, highly worthwhile
No1 Ladies Detective AgencyBy a customer from Middlesbrough , 24 Apr 2009Nice light hearted viewing, thoroughly enjoyed watching this programme. Will look out for more like this
No.1 Ladies DetectiveBy janefromchester (4 reviews) from Chester , 03 Apr 2009Really enjoyed this movie, would recommend it most highly.