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A Merry War

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Also known as Keep the Aspidistra Flying , from the novel by George Orwell on which it is based. This is the story of an idealistic young wanna-be poet, who dreams of emulating the greats of English literature. He quits he well paying job in an ad agency, to make his way writing poetry. Needless to say, this plan is not a roaring success, and he drifts lower down the social scale, losing his friends and wanna-be lover along the way, while berating the evil of money. But the young lady persists, and uses the oldest trick in the book to bring him to his senses, and back to the staid, safe, conventional middle-class existence. And they all lived happily after. (Really.)
This is a charming and witty comedy for the art circuit.


101 minutes, No persons under 10
Comedy, On the Art Circuit

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Credits
Cast
Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter, Harriet Walter, Lesley Vickerage
Director
Robert Bierman
ScreenplayAlan Plater, from the novel by George Orwell
MusicMike Batt (Yeah!!)
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackNot available
Made in1997
Produced byBonaparte Films, Sentinel Films, UBA, Arts Council of England, Overseas FilmGroup, Inc.




Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
The MoviesiteIan Douglas15
Cape ArgusDerrick Wilson10
Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman10
Die BurgerGabriël Botma10
Sunday TimesWilliam Pretorius15
RapportBarrie Hough14
TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge16
TV2 Leon at the MoviesLeon van Nierop14
International Media
Box Office (USA)Susan Green15
Empire (UK)Darren Bignell15
Film Review (UK)Mark Wyman15
IMDB7 Netizens14
Average .. 68%14


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