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There's a tenderness about A Kind of Loving which you don't find in the more abrasive "kitchen sink" films of the 60s. Vic is not a rebel like Arthur Seton in Saturday Night, Sunday Morning or a macho lunk like Richard Harris' rugby-league player in This Sporting Life. He's a likable, easygoing youngster who soon discovers that real-life love affairs are infinitely messier than he and his mates could ever have imagined. The acute, witty screenplay, adapted by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse from Stan Barstow's novel, shows how limited Vic and Ingrid's choices really are. They have no privacy or independence. Bounced into a marriage that neither necessarily wants, their romance quickly sours. Mrs Rothwell is truly the mother-in-law from Hell--a busybody and a tyrant. Look out for the Queen Victoria-like expression on her face when a drunken Vic throws up in her front room. Debut-feature director John Schlesinger captures the humour and the pathos in the young lovers' plight without ever making fun of them. --Geoffrey Macnab --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Enjoyed this film of how things used to be in 'Old' England, pity there are no subtitles for those unfamiliar with the northern English accent.Published 1 month ago by charles
Would definitely not hesitate to buy from this seller again. A+++++++++++Published 3 months ago by alfie1
Just reread the book and wanted to see the film again. Brilliant.Published 4 months ago by Norman G. Hampshire.
This is a great example of sixties British film-making, it is not hammy and the northern accents are genuine! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Christopher S.
Very good dvd, showed quite a bit of Preston and was a very good watch!Published 4 months ago by phil webster
It's just wonderful, and all the performances are top notch. I always marvel at the way the romance quickly begins to sour when Ingrid's Mum puts in an appearance - a sensational... Read morePublished 5 months ago by addison de witt