Where There's A Will Reviews

  • Dec 12, 2014

    A charming, lightweight British comedy about class and the country, an oppressive system and the freeing power of following one's dreams (when it doesn't kill you). It opens with a (hilarious, and literal) bang, and, while most of the movie never matches that same level of Ealing-style comedy, there's charm to spare, and a lot of admirable ideological passion, too--and it's something of a relief to see a movie where the main characters are middle-aged, not particularly attractive, and that's not ever really the point, because they're also people. Lovely.

    A charming, lightweight British comedy about class and the country, an oppressive system and the freeing power of following one's dreams (when it doesn't kill you). It opens with a (hilarious, and literal) bang, and, while most of the movie never matches that same level of Ealing-style comedy, there's charm to spare, and a lot of admirable ideological passion, too--and it's something of a relief to see a movie where the main characters are middle-aged, not particularly attractive, and that's not ever really the point, because they're also people. Lovely.