8.4/10
90
1 user

Mend and Make Do (2014)

Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's cosy front room, hear her story of wartime love and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.

Director:

Bexie Bush

Writer:

Stefan Kaday
Reviews
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

Cup of tea? Come and take a seat in Lyn's cosy front room, hear her story of wartime love and watch as her belongings come alive with the hope, fear and humour of one spirited lady.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2014 (France) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A really charming, clever, and moving film
8 April 2017 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

The base of this film is a charming life story told by an elderly lady from Southport. She speaks about her romance, her marriage, her children, and her life. Her voice has a cheer and warmth to it, and the story is told in the way that you listen politely but then are also glad that you did – one of those. Many short films have tried to capture such stories, or moments from older people (often relatives) but what makes Mend and Make Do hit another level is the way it is delivered. The narration does a lot but it is the animation where the film comes to life.

Set within a modest home, the objects within the house play out the story but they do so in a way that is delicate, imaginative, moving, and really establishes the heart of the film. The film is filled with deft touches which are never crass or showing off the craft, but instead fit the tone of the film. I loved some of the transitions (the tea pot as a train, or the transition to the war and barbed wire fencing), but I also found the smaller touches to be really nice – like the fact that a metal coat hook somehow conveys emotion, or the way the husband returns to the screen as his original silhouette (which is meaningful of the context of the narration at that moment).

A really charming, clever, and moving film – well worth seeing.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed