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March 1, 2016
this is an excellent movie set around the end of the second world war it has great actors and actresses in this movie also there is a great story behind it fantastic stuff
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½ September 23, 2015
Nowhere near the classic first film and it has a bit of the drearies but the Garson/Pidgeon team work well together.
December 20, 2014
Doesn't do much justice to the first movie.

The Miniver Story is sequel to Mrs Miniver, made in 1942 at the height of World War 2. That movie was fantastic - a gritty portrayal of the lives of average English folk during WW2. It deservedly won the 1943 Best Picture Oscar.

This, the sequel, now picks up with the same family with WW2 having just ended. I liked the idea: having shown them during the war, show how people recover after war, get on with their lives and live with peace.

Fine in idea, but not great in execution. As far as examining lives recovering from war, this movie barely scratches the surface. It dwells more on melodrama and soap-opera-like plots. Much more superficial than anticipated and quite disappointing.

This said, it has some decent story lines and is reasonably engaging.

Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reprise their roles from the first movie. I found Pidgeon irritating in the first. He's more bearable in this one.

Primary irritant instead goes to James Fox, as their son Toby. Luckily his screen time is limited.

Worth watching for completeness but it won't enhance your memory of Mrs Miniver. Probably best to avoid this so that the original stays as the masterpiece it is.
½ June 16, 2013
Oh, the disappointment of the sequel that pales in comparison to the original! The storyline is weak relying on sentimentality, plot inconsistencies abound and the script is woeful. M'eh!
½ January 12, 2012
a curious (cos it took sooo long) and wobbly sequel
½ October 3, 2011
The Sequel to Mrs.Miniver that I've seen often, this Movie is the continuation of the Story when her(Greer Garson) husband returns from the War to a lady who is truly that, a Lady ,& Mother ,who has kept the Home Fires burning,& raised the Kids.Narrated from the husband(Walter Pidgeon)'s perspective.Her Daughter Judy(Cathy O'Donnell) Grown & was away doing War Efforts herself is struggling with Loving a Married Man or the Neighbor Boy, her Son Growing up ,& all of them having to learn how to return to a life they once had but has changed due to the War.The Big Hitch, Kay Miniver has Terminal Cancer, which in those days had no cure, & people kept under wraps, even the patient wasn't often told in those days.A Poignantly Beautiful Film.
August 15, 2008
Disappointing sequel due to its unfocused plot which kept drifiting away from what could have been a good story.
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