Saturday, 22 January 2011


Very busy preparing for the arrival of a new puppy next week and it has just occurred to me I haven’t blogged much lately. Here are some quickie film reviews.

The King’s Speech, excellent, loved it, though I dare say Lionel Logue wasn’t quite so bold and informal with the Duke of York in real life. As a child in the 1950s I remember that the only celebrities were the Royal Family and Winston Churchill, all held in great respect. I even owned books about 'The Little Princesses'. Was amused to see Karen from Outnumbered as Princess Margaret. Well cast, as were all the actors, except possibly Wallis who appeared too strapping. The Australian who played Edward VIII looked exactly like him. Colin F and Geoffrey Rush brilliant. Helena was good too.

The Blues Brothers, dvd. Great fun, great music, it has stood the test of time.

Harry Potter latest. Good magic but too long for me. I became a little bored during the teenage angst scenes beside Scottish lakes, but then I’m not the target audience.

I hired the romantic comedy Heartbreaker because Anglo-French friends said it was funny and I try to watch a French film occasionally so I don’t lose touch with the language completely. Have to say that it wasn’t very good though. Don’t bother with it. The hero/anti-hero wasn’t even handsome. Pity.


Faye said...

I agree with your review of King's Speech, Susie. Especially loved the scenes where the two families interacted. Glad Colin Firth is getting recognition for his performance. However, must admit that I was distracted from your post by the mention of a new puppy. How exciting! Will we see pictures, I hope?

Susie Vereker said...

Yes, absolutely, I expect I'll bore bloggers to bits with my photos of the puppy once he arrives.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see this film!

Just started Paris Imperfect and enjoying it very much.

LindyLouMac said...

This sounds brilliant, especially with Colin Firth, another one to look out for when it comes out on DVD.