|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay|
|Collections:||May - Drama|
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 May 2013|
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A Liitle Gem!By jch21c1 (41 reviews) from Halesowen , 06 Jan 2013
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[Highly rated reviewer]Definitely for the Radio 4/Classic FM generation this film is a little gem. Sensitively done you wouldn't think this was a thoroughly British film directed by an American, Dustin Hoffman. It is hard to pick out the best performance of Smith, Courtney, Conolly or Collins, but on balance the latter steals the day. Highly recommended.
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Good cast, poor subjectBy a customer , 07 Aug 2013Lacks much of a storyline and disappointing for such good actors, quite cliched view of elderly. Would not recommend, sorry
Patronising, no entertainment value, nothing to recommend itBy a customer , 06 Aug 2013I didn't get very far with this film. With Dustin Hoffman as a Director and the stellar British acting cast - particularly Dame Maggie Smith - I was expecting a film it was easy to connect with. I was disappointed, then, to find that the script was extremely plodding, for instance the characters using each other's names in every sentence just so the expected audience would identify with them quickly. I gave it my best shot, but twenty-five minutes into the film I was so bored watching Billy Connolly's character constantly on screen, with no real plot development or sense of direction. I felt it was trying to achieve the level of cinematic interest that the 'Marigold Hotel' did...and failing abysmally. I'm sure there is an older audience out there who might have the patience to be patronised, as that is what the script seemed to be doing, but for anyone looking for a more entertaining film, I'd recommend watching the 'Marigold Hotel' again - better to watch a good film you've seen before than one you haven't which is so trite!! And Dustin Hoffman...I'm not impressed with your directing, either!
Years on movie sets don't make a good directorBy Korgull (23 reviews) , 03 Aug 2013Shallow, stereotyped and predictable characters in a plot-less film that is only able to convey some sporadic emotion, thanks to some good acting. This one can be missed unless you have a soft spot for old people and/or opera, in which case it might turn to be a vaguely recreational watch.
Good old actorsBy Hermosa (10 reviews) from Larbert , 03 Aug 2013Easy watching. We had family visiting so we chose it for a wide age range 22 - 80, and everyone liked it.
good oldesBy linpohil (7 reviews) , 03 Aug 2013Excellent cast. all round great acting,plot worth watching. only one small thing wrong didn't get to see them all singing together. Would watch again