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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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Crispin Horsefry
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Mr. Spools
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Stanley Howler
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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miss Cripslock: Mr Gilt, today's increase in the price of clacks' messages is the fifth this year. Surely that is extortion.
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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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 25 May 2010 (2010) See more »

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Weaker than Hogfather, but still pretty good
4 June 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I have not read the books, so I can hardly comment on the similarities or differences from the story, feel or characters therein. I thought it was a fun movie, with good actors but with a slightly commercial script.

The Discworld universe is presented in a far more modern light, where magic gives way to technology and economic mechanisms. The entire film is a satire to the present capitalist world and no one is left unscathed. Company owners that cheat and lie and do anything for a bottom line, shadowy and powerful people that change the course of the "free" market as they see fit for their (often petty) needs, ridiculous worker syndicates, corporate spying, bureaucracy, nothing is spared.

However, while it makes for a good social commentary, the film is less funny and definitely less magical than the previous two adaptations of Discworld stories. I would say that if it weren't for the attention to detail of British actors and film makers, this film would probably have felt average.

Bottom line: nice, but I kind of expected a little more.


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