Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s.
| Original Score: 2/5
Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching.
Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played.
A serene amble through an inoffensive landscape.
A worthy entry on Jean Simmons' impressive CV - and hopefully not the last. Shadows In The Sun might not be Spartacus but it does have a charm of its own.
| Original Score: 4/5
There's more drama in a breakfast cereal ad.
| Original Score: 1/5
The film ends up verging on the inconsequential.
Heartfelt and well-behaved, this slight story of a divorced man attempting a reconciliation with his prickly mum is gracefully watchable, but resistant to embrace any actual drama.
A cosy Sunday-evening telly slot surely beckons.
A movie that has the same effect as a handful of Mogadon. It's so utterly dull they ought to give out prizes to anyone who keeps their eyes open to the end. Personally, I resorted to two carefully-placed matchsticks.
Time stands all but motionless. Wilby keeps plinking Träumerei on the Bechstein. And there is, no doubt, honey still for tea. Two stars for comfort, one star for originality.
It can be hard putting the boot into low-budget films that have clearly been a labour of love- but it's a lot easier when they're as cr*p as this.