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The sort of film that reminds us that a nice story and a great cast still make a great film.
The film centres around a group of Londoners who run across the social spectrum who are all moving home on the same day, some of whom are being ably assisted by a gang of removal-men fronted by Warren Mitchell.
Among others, notable appearances from Nigel Hawthorne, playing a socially obsessed miser, Leo Mckern as a plutocrat who's decided to go back to his roots, and of course Mitchell himself who is clearly the wisest person in the whole film.
The pace is excellent and the characters well realised - and for anyone who loves seeing London on film it's a treat too.
It's a charming and very humanitarian film that you'll enjoy immensely if you allow it to.
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