is great when I have DVD’s to review as it forces me to take time out and
snuggle in with hubbie, otherwise I might always be up burning the midnight
blogging oil! It’s a double bonus when
the film is actually very enjoyable.
found myself having a bit of a soft spot for the character Dave (played by
Chris O’Dowd), the loveable rogue, who enjoys much drinking of Whisky but has a
canny eye for spotting talent. The film
has some hilarious quotes “wrack off goat face” – I shall adopt this when I am
disgruntled with people…
funny film, with lots of dry humour, but with an undercurrent of deeper
concerns, such as the war, tensions with race and plenty of squabbling family
issues (with a very outspoken older sister at the helm!).
Kay the cousin chooses to ditch a Tupperware party and
join the sisters at a wild sailor party (I am so there with her on that!) and be part
of the group to sing soul for the troops in Vietnam. I am not a huge fan of singing films, but with an excellent cast
of very real actors and an absorbing plot, I was very pleasantly surprised.
This film really does have everything, even a sprinkling
of romance. It would make a lovely gift
for a deserving mum come Mothers Day (you can team it up with a big box of
chocolates to be savoured with the film fest!).
to rent and own on DVD from the 4th of March (RRP £15.99).