I have been waiting over a year for this one. Having grown up in the 80's Roald Dahl childhood stories were a staple, then as an adult I'm still attached to the film versions.
The film gave me precisely what I wanted. A gorgeous story about Roald Dahl and his family through a difficult time, during the writing of one of my favourite of his books.
Hugh Bonneville was perfect as Dahl, and the relationship between him and his wife was full of warmth, love, and humour, which really drew me in from the start.
There were plenty of hints towards origins of his many books, but not overdone which would have made it feel forced.
There were no long drawn out sections, which I often feel there are in these sort of films, and I thought the pace was perfect for the subject matter.
I will definitely be watching it again. I'm only disappointed that it hasn't got the big cinema release it deserves!