I was reading Coming Home when I decided to have a look at the DVD. I won't go into the plot as other reviewers have already done so. The film was ok in it's way, but I couldn't relate a lot of it to the book, which is wonderful, and one I will read again and again. Peter O'Toole and Joanna Lumley are brilliant and good casting here. Also Paul Bettany and Patrick Ryecart as the faithful Tommy. However I found Emily Mortimer's Judith pretty pathetic. In the book she comes across as a plucky girl, taking her misfortunes on the chin. Instead she seems to cringe in her WRENS uniform and speaks in a pathetic voice most of the time. There were some changes to the plot as well that I thought were quite unneccessary, e.g. Edward's demise - what was the point of that? Nothing was shown about Judith's visit to Ceylon and her recovery from learning the fate of her family. Another new storyline when her sister Jess returns and is unable to speak after her traumas in a Japanese POW camp. However saying all this, I would watch this again when there is nothing better on TV.
The sequel Nancherrow was quite simply laughable and will go in the rubbish bin.