Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »
Helena Bonham Carter,
A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
In 1992 a group of labour activists, Paul, Maggie and Irène, are dismayed by yet another Labour defeat to a Conservative Government. They each wish to support Labour in different ways. ... See full summary »
Half the audience walked out. Wished I had as well.
This movie can not decide what it wants to be - a cheap knock-off of "The interview", a romantic comedy or a social commentary on the ignorance of a young desperate director. Sadly it fails at everyone of these aspects in its own cringe-inducing way, though there are some cheap laughs to be had which sadly turn sour about mid-way through the film. The actors felt miscast, their performances forced and the camera and set-work was loveless to put it politely (an no, it does not feel intended). Once the end-credits roll you can't help but think that Mr Hopkins involuntarily filmed his own biography. Bottom-line: Save yourself the admission - by the time the movie was finally over even the few people who had not left the cinema early were sighing in collective relief.
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