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Going Postal (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  30 May 2010 (UK)
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.

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Moist Von Lipwig
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Reacher Gilt
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Adora Belle Dearheart
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Groat
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Based on Terry Pratchett's 33rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig who finds the tables turned and it's he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General. A position that has not been filled in years. Written by Richard Johnson

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Not being a professional actor, Terry Pratchett apparently had some difficulty in his small walk-on role and, in his own words, "needed six takes to master the tricky task of walking across the room". See more »

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When the Postmaster goes up onto the roof to pray, the clacks are working, although Adora they were all frozen and out of commission. See more »

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Reacher Gilt: You see, the Clacks system works at the cutting edge of technology and in the white heat of progress, there are sometimes complications, but I can assure you, these are now all resolved.
Miss Cripslock: Some people are saying...
Reacher Gilt: [interrupting her] And we will be providing refunds for any messages that have lost. All you have to do is fill in the claim form. But I do urge your readers not to do anything as rash as writing a letter and sending it by post.
Miss Cripslock: Wouldn't you...
Reacher Gilt: You might as well tear it up and scatter ...
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The author of the book on which this miniseries is based, Terry Pratchett, is credited in the opening credits of both parts with the line '"Mucked About" by Terry Pratchett' See more »

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Probably deserved better
19 April 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

So one of better recent Terry Pratchett books get converted into a miniseries/3 hours movie? As a huge Pratchett fan I should be thrilled... or should I? I'll try to keep it short. Basically, they did a more or less good job of making a random Victorianoid adventure movie with light fantasy elements. They failed at making a Discworld movie.

Ankh Morpork simply isn't Ankh Morpork. Not just for the lack of dwarfs and trolls. It misses nearly all the elements that make it special. It could be nearly anywhere.

Acting was generally good, with some really good performances to lift everything to a higher level, and casting was generally good as well. There are exceptions to both though.

The costumes? Unsure on the golems, but the vampire and the banshee are just silly.

Too many liberties have been taken with the script, Pratchett's legendary humour is rarely well replicated. The movie even gets slightly shoddy at some times (obvious unpolished cuts).

I'm sure that the budget wasn't brilliant and the movie has its' own merits - it's highly approachable by those who don't know anything about Discworld. But for a fan, it'll be a disappointment on more than one level.


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