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Film: What We Did on Our Holiday

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11189544_oriToday I’m recommending the film What We Did on Our Holiday. I ended up watching this with my Dad after a friend of his told him to watch it. It’s a good job she demanded that he saw the film as it was incredible. It was funny… it was intriguing… but it was also a well-crafted heart-warming film.

The imdb summary is as follows: Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.

The film focuses a lot on the relationship between a grandfather and three of his youngest grandchildren. These innocent children find themselves in an unpredictable situation that causes the family to break.

I apologise that my recommendation isn’t the most eloquent or the most adept to actually provoke you to watch this film, but believe me when I say, it’s a film everyone should see at least once in their lives. Trust me. Go and watch it.

If not for the story, go and see this film for the cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore, Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge, Harriet Turnbull, Celia Imrie and Annette Crosbie.

Here’s the trailer:

Thanks, and enjoy!

Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.flixster.com/
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Film: Bridget Jones

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Bridget-Jones-The-Edge-of-Reason-movie-posterBridget Jones and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

I recently bought Bridget Jones (2001), so I’ve recently watched it again. It’s very unlikely that you haven’t seen the film, but if you haven’t here’s a brief summary from IMDB: ‘Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year’s Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget’s band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.’

SPOILER ALERT – I absolutely love this film, for its comedic value, yes, but mostly for the romance. I ship Bridget and Mark so much by the end and I absolutely love the ending. They are perfect for each other and it’s brilliant that he accepts her imperfections, loves her ‘just the way she is’ and even ignores her mean comments in her diary, going so far as to buy her a new one for a fresh start.

Now, I’ve also watched Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) recently, the sequel, for those who don’t know. This film I love also, but not quite as much. I feel like the ending is more inevitable than in the first film and it is also more all over the place. I still love Bridget and Mark together but I just think that his character could’ve been developed much more than it was. Either way, I love the romance, I love Bridget’s friends and I love Bridget.

These films both contain brilliant stars, many of whom I love so much; Renee Zellweger, Celia Imrie, Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Paul Brooke, Shirley Henderson, and Sally Phillips.

I would recommend both films to the very few of you who haven’t seen these two films.

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Disclaimer – I do not own the poster shown in this post, it is from: http://www.dvdsreleasedates.com/movies/404/Bridget-Jones:-The-Edge-of-Reason-(2004).html

TV Show: After You’ve Gone

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After You've Gone

Today I want to recommend a TV series. After You’ve Gone was a BBC Sitcom that aired in 2007 and 2008 in the length of 3 series of 7 – 8 episodes. I loved this series when it was on TV and I was gutted when it got cancelled so I recently bought the DVDs. It’s comic quality paired with great actors; Nicholas Lyndhurst (Only Fools and Horses, Goodnight Sweetheart), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones Diary, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Dani Harmer (Tracy Beaker, Dani’s House), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Mr Selfridge) and Ryan Sampson (The Things I haven’t Told You, Doctor Who) to name a few, creates a really simple yet clever show that provides light entertainment. It is the type of show where you can get attached to the characters while leaving it on in the background as each new episode is a new story rather than a continuous arc.

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