Relative Values details
|Starring:||William Baldwin, Sophie Thompson, Gaye Brown, Julie Andrews, Edward Atterton, Stephen Fry, Michael Culkin, Stephanie Beacham, Colin Firth, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Culkin /|
|Genre:||Comedy - Romantic|
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||25 Mar 2002|
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Slight Comedy of MannersBy A classical actor from from deep in the luscious green valleys of stunning Mid-Wales. , 07 Dec 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]It's plush, expensive, and set in a posh English countryside mansion and there's some truthful natural acting from most of the cast . . . but the trouble is Julie Andrews. There are moments when she almost succeeds in acting with the seeming naturalness of her co-actors but for most of the time she provides a wooden re-run of her regal stereotype. The inflections, the faces: they're all rooted in 'The Sound of Music'. Stephen Fry presents his stereotypical English butler. So with Andrew's centrepiece and the stereotypicality of the entire situation the whole effort is rather tired. However, it's innocent fun, apart from rather a lot of drinking on the parts of practically all but Andrews of course, and these days its hard for mums and dads to find plush films devoid of killing and sex so there is a niche no doubt for this period jaunt. Safe fun for young families and old folks of a timid disposition.
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fabulous filmBy a customer , 16 Jul 2011I loved this movie. The acting was brilliant and Julie Andrews excel as the matriarch. I love Julie Andrews and the movie is really sweet and funny at times.
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Stella or Moxie...Either way, she had Relative Values!!By laneyb (256 reviews) from Rochester, Kent , 14 May 2011I Loved this movie from the beginning through to the end. I found it very funny in a lighthearted way! It has a great cast and it is one I shall truely be happy to watch again!!
Julie Andrews proving she still has the ability to impress you with her talent of acting, and although I found all the cast great, I have to say the one I was most impressed with was...
Sophie Thompson who plays Moxie in this.
Most would recognise her as the actress from Eastenders who played Stella Crawford, the bully step-mother of Ben.
What a great actress, in Relative Values she is so funny. I put her up there with Julie Andrews.
I highly recommend this film, if you like any of the actors in this you'll not be disappointed!!
Julie Andrews in Relative ValuesBy a customer from Didcot , 18 Feb 2011She is why I watched it and she does not dierpoint! All in all it's OK to watch funny in parts but I for one was disserpointed by the ending they could have made it better!
Like a poor sitcomBy a customer from Witty attempt , 07 Jan 2011A jollly jape which most of this cast would, I suspect, rather forget having made. Attempt to remake a Coward classic which was, shall we say, somewhat embarrassing! Ghastly loud score, which oddly goes quiet at closing credits..... did no one bother?
Colin Firth, period drama...By a customer from Bristol , 06 Jan 2011This is romantic, feel good movie at its best. No-one does it better than Colin Firth who, whether in leading or supporting role, creates an entirely believable and enjoyable atmosphere.
Although it's predictable, I never tire of watching this genre or the superb actors and actresses we have in the UK who are insurpassable in their field.
It doesn't quite have the sparkle or depth of An Ideal Husband or The Importance of Being Earnest but definitely a 'good watch'.