Oranges and Sunshine details
|Starring:||Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||July - Drama|
Oranges and Sunshine
|Rental release:||25 Jul 2011|
By Tom Seymour from LOVEFiLM
Jim Loach shows it runs in the family with this quiet, searing drama.
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Could have been betterBy crispin40 (556 reviews) from Stirling, Scotland , 15 Aug 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I think this story has been told better and I read a super children's book by Michael Morpurgo on the subject years ago. My copy stuck towards the end but I managed to fast forward it and finish it off.
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a well told storyBy vickig0306 (429 reviews) from Halifax , 19 May 2013I was quite moved by this film. I had vaguely heard about this case but was a little naïve. I am glad I watched this film & I do feel that the story was well told & well acted
dodge this bullet!By markgfish (1 review) , 23 Feb 2013terrible, truly terrible. Poorly written and shot and painfully over acted. Had high hopes: Loach etc but if you're looking for a character driven, thought provoking film this IS NOT IT. shame.
Nice n easyBy a customer , 19 Feb 2013This film kept me gripped, but most films based on true stories do. I enjoyed the acting and the pace of the film.
It really happened here.By a customer , 15 Feb 2013Jim Loach has handled this film in much the same way Margaret Humphreys handled her assignment - with dignity, professionalism and just the right amount of emotion. This film goes further than merely informing but stops short of sensationalism. With a subject such as this it would have been easy to mine that emotional seam to extremes; instead Jim Loach has left us touched, but not traumatised - and with enough information to leave us shaking our heads in astonishment that this could ever have taken place in Britain. A nicely-handled, thought-provoking film with an outstanding and believable performance from Emily Watson.
moving and thought provokingBy a customer , 06 Feb 2013this was such a moving film. really lifted the lid on something shameful but not so well known about. 130,000 british kids lives were torn apart and right up until 1970.