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Based on Beryl Bainbridge's title of the same title which is a nod to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Mike Newell tells a teenage girl's coming of age and sexual awakening when working backstage at a postwar Liverpool theatrical troupe with wry poignancy and bleakness.
Considering the source material and cast this film was an awfully big disappointment.
Dull and drawn out. Nothing happens for the first 95% of the movie, and then everything happens at the end. The conclusion is so swift and left-field it is like you're watching another movie. Pacing is ridiculously bad.
Title is very inappropriate, as it implies an adventure story or at least a comedy. It is nothing of the sort.
Good performance by Alan Rickman in the lead role. Hugh Grant plays the bad guy, and does it well. Georgina Cates is OK as Stella.
Quite well done except for the ending
Alan Rickman was brilliant in this film (he's mainly the reason why I watched this in the first place). Slow-paced and becomes a bit dull at some parts but I still believe it was well worth watching. What a plot twist!
Sick & sad. I love most of the films that Alan Rickman are in, but this one was uncomfortable... which translate to good work from the director's and actors stand points.
I Love Alan Rickman, But.... this Movie Was WEIRD.
interesting play within the movie centers around a group of amateur actors who try to put on a play in post WWII britian.
A very strange movie, one that I didn't enjoy very much until Rickman came in around 50 minutes.
But then it got odd, in a good way. The nudity was completely uncensored and some of the jokes completely inappropriate, but I loved them. The scenes between Rickman and Cates were amazing, for I love the plot of one finding a person who truly appreciates them.
The final discovery is somewhat expected, but no less heartbreaking. The trauma that shone on Rickman's face after the discovery is beautiful. I am left somewhat believing that the end is not an accident.
This was a movie that is not very enjoyable to watch until it comes to a head and gets to the point. While I would likely not watch it again for the theatrical tidbits, I would gladly view the scenes between Rickman and Cates over again.
Bittersweet is right. Good movie, superb cast.