Mother's Milk (2013)
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It's a tricky business, adapting literary fiction for the screen, but this is rather like having someone read the book at you while you're watching, which is tiresome, and doesn't add up to anything credible cinematically.
Aubyn's prose hasn't quite been translated with the same wit and menace for the screen.
You wouldn't want to hang out with these people, but you might enjoy listening to them squabble from the other side of a fence.
Director Gerry Fox has made countless, award-winning arts documentaries but has bitten off more than he can handle with his feature debut.
There are a few achingly bad moments that unnecessarily point up the crudity of vacuous British expatriates, but this is generally a film that knows its foreign milieu without being sneeringly knowing.
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