Finding Your Feet


Review: On the eve of retirement Sandra Abbott discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend. She is forced into exile with her older sister, Bif, who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate in London.
Director: Richard Loncraine
Actors: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence, Phoebe Nicholls, Indra Ove, Sian Thomas, Larrington Walker, Paul Chan and Victoria Wicks
Year: 2017
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance
Conclusion: 2/5
I couldn’t relate to this film at all. Deeply disappointing. I felt that this was trying to be too much like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,    (2011) and cashing in on that. Another film it felt very similar to was Hampstead, (2017). I felt that this film just doesn’t work at all, mainly because it is all very predictable. The cast all give it their best but even they can’t save the film. Fantastic line up. Even though Timothy Spall and Imelda Staunton both appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), they shared no scenes together in both movies so this was their first real acting collaboration. Both Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie previously worked together on stage and in Nanny McPhee (2005). One thing about this I did enjoy was that it wasn’t all happy families and so it was very true to real life. It wasn’t totally artificial. Standing in at 1 hour 51 mins I did find this rather long and tedious for what it was. I do think that this would have worked better as a stage show. 


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