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Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)

She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin. Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a feelgood comedy following one dysfunctional family's journey from 1968 West ... See full summary »

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Dorothy Ratcliffe
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Frank Ratcliffe
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Alex Ratcliffe
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Frau Unger
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Mary Ratcliffe
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Thomas
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Uti
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Art Teacher
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Gym Teacher
Scott Kay ...
Hare krishna
John Kirk ...
Mr. Murray
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She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin. Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a feelgood comedy following one dysfunctional family's journey from 1968 West Yorkshire to 19 below freezing East Germany and back again. Mr Ratcliffe fought for the cause, but his wife fought for their family: a teenage sex goddess, and a twelve year old communist spy. Will Mr Ratcliffe throw away his party card and fall in love with his brave new wife? Written by Anonymous

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She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin.

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28 September 2007 (UK)  »

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La revolución de la Sra. Ratcliffe  »

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The Rattcliffes supposedly move to the DDR, but in fact all the scenes from East Germany were shot in Hungary - another ex-communist country. See more »

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Come Fly With Me
Performed by Gary Williams / The John Wilson Orchestra
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Significantly better than other reviewers have said
19 September 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Yes, okay, it's not laugh a minute, but that is the point.... It is based on real life - what would happen if a person genuinely believed the communist ideal and moved their family to east Germany in the sixties?

Reminiscent of Hideous Kinky, this is a genuine look back from the point of view of a daughter in an unusual and poignant situation. The movie handles the story with charm and while moments are a little cheesy, it is well worth viewing, particularly for fans of Catherine Tate, who does a great job here.

I guess it depends if your glass is half full or half empty!!


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