When Grace Brothers closes for redecoration, Young Mr. Grace send the staff on holiday to Costa Plonka, where they find themselves in the middle of a revolution. Written by
Christopher Rothbauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Mr. Ernest Grainger:
[discussing local custom of singing a song to let others know you are using the bathroom, because the only lock is on the outside]
Many more dinners like that, and I shall have to learn a longer song.
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When Young Mr. Grace sends the staff of Grace Brothers to Costa Plonka on vacation while the store is being remodeled, they find the accommodations less than they expected, including being at the center of a revolution.
Based on the popular television series, and utilizing the same actors, Are You Being Served? The Movie has a very different feel from the former. It is partly the difference in filming techniques from little screen to big screen. Unfortunately, the storyline, while it might carry well for an episode on the show, simply does not fill a feature length movie. Few of the jokes are original, simply taken from the show. While this has some nostalgic value, it does not help carry the movie for more than a few minutes. As a result, the humor is not up to the standards of the show.
Some have made comments criticizing the set used in the movie. I found the use of few, inexpensive sets to be one of the better parts of the movie, and brought it closer to the original show.
While the acting and characters remain faithful to the original series, this movie is not one that I would watch over and over again. I enjoyed the movie to a certain extent, and always like to see the further misadventures of the Grace Brothers' staff.
For those who are great fans of the series, this movie will be somewhat of a disappointment, but may still be worth watching. For those who have never seen the series, this movie should not be the introduction to Grace Brothers.
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