Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get ... See full summary »
Jim Dixon feels anything but lucky. At the university he has to do the bidding of absent-minded and boring Professor Welch to have any hope of keeping his job. Worse, he has managed to get entangled with unexciting but neurotic Margaret Peel, a friend of the Professor's. All-in-all, the pub is the only friendly place to be. His misery is completed at a dreadful weekend gathering of the Welch clan by the arrival of son Bertrand. Not so much that Betrand is loud-mouthed and boorish - which he is - but that he has as companion Christine Callaghan, the sort of marvellous and unattainable woman Jim can only dream about. Written by
Jeremy Perkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film was adapted from one of the most well-known British novels of Kingsley Amis. On the whole, I was very disappointed with the film. I felt that the novel has been lost because the script has changed too much. For example Bertrand, Welch's son, appears in the film as a novelist and in the book he is a painter. In the film they add a new member to the Welch's family, a dog, but in the book there are no pets. There are also some actors in the film who haven't been as faithfully reproduced as some characters in the book, such as Margret, who is less neurotic, predatory and manipulative but far more dramatic in the film. However, the film has some virtues like the excellent casting and very comic scenes.
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