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A Rather English Marriage - DVD Review

28 April 2009 1:29 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Touching, frustrating, and ultimately a tribute to friendship, A Rather English Marriage is one of those stories that has much depth and strength. The action is presented in a most understated manner, but with such care and skill that it is difficult not to simply rave about the production. The story begins with a double tragedy, Squad Leader Reggie Conyngham-Jerivs (Albert Finney) and Roy Southgate (Tom Courtenay) lose their wives within minutes of each other in the same hospital. Both women have been suffering terminal illnesses, and from the beginning the audience is able to discern the character of each husband in the way he handles the hospital visits. Flashback moments show the couples as they were, and »

- June L.

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