Shirley is a 42-year-old Liverpudlian bored housewife, who takes a holiday trip to Greece, meeting a local man who bolsters her self-confidence. She evolves and transforms to the point of finally being unrecognizable by her husband.
Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she's stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.Written by
Despite being set in and around Liverpool, the railway station, where Jane takes Shirley to have her passport photos taken, is quite clearly St Pancras, in central London. See more »
[to the camera]
Well what's wrong with that? There's a woman three doors down talks to her microwave. Talking to a microwave! Wall, what's the world coming to ?
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The U.S. version of this movie has several alterations made to the soundtrack, where some British expressions are replaced with more "American" ones. "Nut rissole hound" becomes "veggie burger hound", "suspenders" becomes "garter belts", "Ford Cortina" becomes "Ford Escort", and "MFI" becomes "K-Mart." This version was mistakenly released on DVD in the UK in November 2004. The previous PAL VHS version contains the correct, unlooped soundtrack. See more »
The Classic Married Person's Midlife-Crisis Comedy
Every woman - and man for that matter - experiencing or approaching their 40s-50s midlife and/or who suspects they are living a stuck-in-a-rut lifestyle ought to be required to see this movie ASAP!! A rare gem that is simultaneously interesting, hilarious AND potentially life-changing! Plus a true feminist statement that is never obnoxious. I wonder how many marriages have been rescued by this film - although some may have been ended by it too. Beats the heck out of most books on the subject. Timeless.
"He needs to feel the sun on his skin and swim in water that is as deep as forever"
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