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by ladams888
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Farewell
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: The Farewell

Saw this in a moderately full Wimbledon Odeon. I knew nothing about the film before going in. It was a Chinese family drama (based on a true story) exploring the conflicts amongst expat Chinese who had made their homes elsewhere (in this case the US and Japan) and their relatives who had remained in...
by ladams888
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Blinded By The Light
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Blinded By The Light

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon tonight. Set in the 80s and based in Luton, this is the coming-of-age story of Javed, a budding writer from a Pakistani family, who is desperate to escape his overbearing and controlling father and brow-beaten mother and make something of his life. Introduced to the works...
by ladams888
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Late Night
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Late Night

Saw this tonight at a fairly full Wimbledon Odeon. Although I find Emma Thompson sanctimoniously hypocritical in real life, I really enjoyed seeing her in this film. She plays Katherine Newbury, a late night talk show host in the US who finds that her ratings are falling, and needs to inject new lif...
by ladams888
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: I Love My Mum
Replies: 1
Views: 116

I Love My Mum

Saw this today at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, which was about one quarter full. I hadn’t heard of this film before, so before committing myself to going, I quickly looked at IMDB. I was reassured to find that the overall score was 9.1/10. That spurred me on to going to see it. And...
by ladams888
Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Booksmart
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Booksmart

Saw this tonight at a pretty full Wimbledon Odeon. A pretty awful, stereotypical teen film with a predictable plot, under-developed characters and where nothing really happens. There was lots of screaming, sexual innuendo but with very little comedy. A few walkouts in the first 30 mins (I was also t...
by ladams888
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Long Shot

Saw this in Wandsworth Cineworld. Seth Rogen plays Fred, an out of work journalist and Charlize Theron plays the Secretary of State who hires him to be her new speechwriter. They then have an affair and fall in love. The chemistry between the two actors was non-existent, the plot was ridiculous and ...
by ladams888
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Red Joan
Replies: 16
Views: 670

Red Joan

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon. Judi Dench plays the present-time elderly Joan arrested for spying over fifty years after the event. Sophie Cookson plays the younger Joan – a naïve and idealistic physics student at Cambridge in the 1930s. It is here that she meets and falls in love with Leo (played by ...
by ladams888
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Wild Rose
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Wild Rose

Saw this today at Wimbledon Odeon. As usual, I hadn’t read anything about it beforehand. Had I known beforehand that it was about Country (note – not Country and Western) music, I might have given it a miss. It turned out to be an entertaining film about the struggles a newly released prisoner (Rose...
by ladams888
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Keeper
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: The Keeper

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon tonight. As usual, I didn’t know anything about this film beforehand. Had I known it was anything to do with football, I might not have gone – but that would have been a big mistake. The film was a biography of Bert Trautmann, a German paratrooper who was captured during ...
by ladams888
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Second Act
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Second Act

Saw this in Kingston Odeon. The story of a woman who found that she could not progress in her career as she had no qualifications and who then suddenly found her dream job when she provided a fake CV. The acting was pretty poor (it starred Jennifer Lopez – need I say more?), the plot was unrealistic...