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A Merry War (Keep the Aspidistra Flying) (1998)

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100

Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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Richard E. Grant and Helena Bonham Carter star in this satiric comedy about an advertising man who one day decides he's wasting his life and wants to devote himself to the higher calling of poetry, much to the puzzlement of those around him, while trying to maintain a relationship with a beautiful woman who works in his old office. Based on the novel Keep The Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

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Alan Plater

Jun 1, 1999

A-Pix

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A Merry War is about the most important education of all - the education of the heart.

March 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The enthralling movie has broad appeal from Dilbert fans to romantics.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Grant is superb as the irksome but redeemable Gordon.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The uninspired script makes a mockery of Orwell's intentions to sympathize with an artist who is prepared to make his own way in the world.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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