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FRIEND REQUEST PENDING is a short comedy drama about the mature generation dating in our modern social networking world. It's a tale of love but more importantly life long friendship. The ... See full summary »



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FRIEND REQUEST PENDING is a short comedy drama about the mature generation dating in our modern social networking world. It's a tale of love but more importantly life long friendship. The twelve-minute tale tells the story of Mary (Judi Dench) and Linda (Penny Ryder) who spend an afternoon discussing the pleasures, pitfalls and problems with using social networking to try and woo the local choirmaster Trevor (Philip Jackson). Written by Chris Croucher

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8 October 2015 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Judi Dench has turned 80 last year and is easily among the most famous actresses of her generation. Here she stars in a little 12-minute movie, in which she plays a woman who, together with a friend, is experiencing the mysterious world of online communication. She talks to a guy on Facebook and after some struggles and waiting, the two finally meet up. Foggin and Croucher, the two men who wrote and directed this little movie, have worked on some pretty popular movies and television series in the past already, but unfortunately, experience does not really help in order to make this one here a good movie. I found it fairly underwhelming. It's very much in the tone of Dench's "Best Marigold Hotel" movie or "Downton Abbey", so if you enjoyed these, maybe you should check out this film here as well. Or just if you are a huge Judi Dench film. Tom Hiddleston is in here as well, but really only very briefly at the end. All in all, not a memorable work. thumbs down.

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