Hope and Glory Reviews
He loves this movie. It took me a while to appreciate it, honestly.
I was a bit put-off by the strange rawness and brazen qualities of the time period when I first saw this as an 80s teen when it first came out.
But now as an adult w a wider perspective, I can appreciate the details and qualities that make it so authentic, raw and yet truly endearing.
Although it's mostly nostalgic and about a family staying together, don't think it's all cushy hugs and tears by any means. This is about a war and it's survivors muddling thru. So, hearing ppl having sex in the rubble of their previous home, and young boys talking about how easy a girl probably is since both her parents are dead now - these are the things that shocked me to tastelessness and left me bewildered, but will understandably have their place in this history, no matter how I pontificate to moralize it.
Clearly PG-13, the redeeming qualities of the experience far outweigh the harsh truths to create an accurate, sentimental, honest portrayal of a bygone time.
4.5 out of 5 slaps to the forehead
(it's a weird English thing - just ask my Dad...lol)