A new way of looking at life

You only have to look at the cast to realise you are in for a treat; add in the location and cinematographic magic is assured. At least I thought so.

There are different ways of looking at life, particularly in older age. And it makes such a difference when the young people around you call you “Auntie” or “Uncle’ without a trace of irony. ¬†At first glance the film seemed like a comment on the outsourcing of elderly care, however, the incidental philosophising and longing for just one last experience, assured a wider canvas.

This dvd is definitely a keeper: one to bring out on grey, dismal, wintry days. And a film to guarantee that you are left with a smile on your face. The only reason it didn’t get a 10 out of 10 is that it failed to escape the odd cliche. So I give it a 9. What do you think?

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4 Responses to A new way of looking at life

  1. LC says:

    Everything I have read makes me definitely want to experience this movie. Plus I am a diehard fan of Judi Dench. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Tabor says:

    I watched it online from some Greek web site, I think. I could not see it here without driving 40 miles to one of the independent theaters. I loved it even when viewed on the computer screen. The cast is so stunning and the turn-about in characters from the two from Downton Abby was fun! I will watch anything Judi Dench is in as well.

  3. Anne says:

    I absolutely loved it. My English daughter has bought the movie and I will see it again when I come to visit her on her narrow boat in October.

  4. Dianne says:

    I haven’t seen the film, but many of my favorite stars are in it. I have read Judy Dench does a great job. Dianne

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