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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2013
A witty, funny and moving film, with outstanding performances by Roger Lloyd Pack and Niamh Cusak in particular. It's great to be reminded just how good an actor Lloyd Pack is. His face will be familiar from "The Vicar of Dibley," but that role hardly demanded subtlety or emotional depth. Here he is given all the scope he needs and clearly relished it.
It's also worth saying the whole ensemble is beautifully photographed and directed with great care. This is a memorable British film that matches that essentially English atmosphere of gentle melancholy for lost chances with a real sense of fun and hope for good times still to come. Get a copy while you can! You won't regret it, even if you are too young to know who Alma Cogan was, let alone remember her.