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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very goodBy a customer from Benbecula , 25 Mar 2009This pilot episode was very good it stayed in the same style of the books.It's good to see they have made a series of it now
LADIES DETECTIVEBy a customer from Edinburgh , 23 Mar 2009REALLY ENJOYED THE FILM WHERE IT WAS SITUATED IN AFRICA IT WAS REALLY NICE SEEING THE AFRICA FEATURES
Fun undemanding viewingBy rtb (131 reviews) from London , 15 Mar 2009Enjoyed this more than I expected - and so did Him Indoors. Its jolly. colourful and at times laugh out loud funny. The central performance of by Jill Scott is excellent - heartwarming and real, played in an authentic Botswanan way without a single nod to Americanism.
A very enjoyable filmBy djwaggy (54 reviews) from Tywyn , 07 Mar 2009I thought it was going to be a a bit of a bore !! but as i watched it it grew on me and was in its own way a very enjoyable and funny film well worth the rent.
No1 Ladies Detective agencyBy Patrick (69 reviews) from Hereford , 07 Mar 2009Nice, light intelligent piece. A good evening entertainment.