A Merry War
I really do like your hat.
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
Where's it showing?
Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter, Harriet Walter, Lesley Vickerage
|Screenplay||Alan Plater, from the novel by George Orwell|
|Music||Mike Batt (Yeah!!)|
|Produced by||Bonaparte Films, Sentinel Films, UBA, Arts Council of England, Overseas FilmGroup, Inc.|
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||15|
|Cape ArgusDerrick Wilson||10|
|Cape TimesWilhelm Snyman||10|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||10|
|Sunday TimesWilliam Pretorius||15|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||16|
|TV2 Leon at the MoviesLeon van Nierop||14|
|Box Office (USA)Susan Green||15|
|Empire (UK)Darren Bignell||15|
|Film Review (UK)Mark Wyman||15|
|Average .. 68%||14|
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