Shirley Valentine details
|Starring:||Joanna Lumley, Pauline Collins, Bernard Hill, Alison Steadman, Sylvia Syms, Julia McKenzie, Tom Conti|
|Studio:||PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Nov 2004|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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An English Version would be niceBy Alastair from Seaton Carew , 11 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is almost faultless. Superb performances all round.
But WHY do we have to have the version with dubbed 'K-MART' instead of 'MFI' - which was the original answer to Shirley's question, 'Where do you think your jacuzzi came from?'
The answer is that the DVD, just like the Sky TV version, was made with the American audience in mind. We are supposed to have heard of 'K-Mart' - Simple Americans are not expected to understand 'MFI'
This part always makes me cringe. The sound volume is wrong and is probably not even the same actress saying it. For this reason, I must deduct 2 stars
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There's definitely an element of truthBy a customer , 19 Jun 2013It's a good while since I first saw this gentle film but I still enjoy it. Very thought provoking without any real bitterness. The scenery is gorgeous and the main characters are beautifully portrayed. I also liked the playful digs at died in the wool 'Brits Abroad - chips with everything'.
A warning to husbands about their desperate housewivesBy twosoddingcats (269 reviews) from Kingston-upon-Thames , 24 Dec 2012I didn't see this film when it came out in 1989 and have finally gotten round to watching it and it's faultless. Shirley Valentine is a desperate housewife whose husband has changed from a man who liked to having a laugh to someone who demands their dinner at 6pm sharp and the same menu on each day of the week. When a friend offers to take her on holiday to Greece [a place her husband would never go to as it's too 'foreign'], Shirley discovers she wants more out of life....Watch out for Tom Conti who is brilliant as a Greek cafe owner who likes to get very friendly with the tourists. The English tourists asking the Greek waiters about the food and wanting egg and chips did make me cringe!!
Neglectful husbands, beware!By iuli2a (42 reviews) from Bristol , 21 Oct 2012This movie will give you a new desire to start living your life properly this time! Very inspiring, can be too inspiring, so if you're a woman unhappy in your marriage, don't watch this film. You will leave your spouse!
If you're a husband, watch alone and learn!!
Film of Recognition!!By laneyb (313 reviews) from Rochester, Kent , 17 Oct 2012Ladies, you don't need a mirror to recognise yourself, watch this film...There you are!! Brilliant film, smartly written and performed. The cast were chosen well I feel. A great all-rounder!! It certainly didn't take me long to recognise myself anyway.
a bitter-sweet movie that doesn't really dateBy krikles (2 reviews) , 11 Oct 2011I never tire of watching this film....... great escapism and some realism for women and grecophiles everywhere, never mind anyone who's ever travelled simply to 'get away' from everything.