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Flushed Away  [DVD]
Flushed Away [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kate Winslet
Price: £3.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good, 25 May 2007
This review is from: Flushed Away [DVD] (DVD)
This is an excellent family film, which the kids will enjoy but will also have the adults laughing out loud. It is not of the same calibre of animated classics such as Lilo & Stitch or Monsters Inc., but is very enjoyable nonetheless. The plot is a little predictable, but this is to be expected, and it is still an enjoyable romp. The Toad is a brilliant super-baddie, and watch out for the scene-stealing slugs!!

The Queen [DVD] [2006]
The Queen [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Helen Mirren
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Price: £2.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully made and well acted., 25 May 2007
This review is from: The Queen [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
I am an ardent royalist, and therefore I initially found it a little unsettling that there should be a film made about Her Majesty while she is still alive. I also assumed that, as is the fashion, the film would be very pro-Diana and take the opportunity to caricature the Royal Family. However, having seen little clips of the film from when it was winning lots of awards, I became curious about whether I had misjudged it.

I'm happy to say I had it wrong on all counts. What a beautifully crafted film. The stunning landscapes of Scotland were amazing to see, especially juxtaposed with the political machinations going on in London. All credit to the actors too. Dame Helen Mirren is an absolutely outstanding actress, totally convincing as The Queen, and fully deserving of the Best Actress Oscar. The supporting cast managed to sympathetically portray their characters without resorting to simple mimicry. A delicate subject was treated well with no bias towards either side.

This film is in turns amusing, thought-provoking and moving. I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of their views on the monarchy.

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