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In Love with Alma Cogan [DVD]
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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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2013
I saw this film at the Coronation Hall in Mundelsey and really enjoyed it, no violence, no car chases just good simple entertainment. I have now brought 3 DVD`s, one was a birthday present, another is going to New Zealand as an Xmas present and the third one is for showing to our visitors from outside Norfolk.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2013
I saw this film in London at a pre-release special viewing. It is superb ! Very good performances by Roger Lloyd Pack and Niamh Cusack. When it is released for general sale, I shall certainly purchase the DVD.

Sqn Ldr Alan Birt
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2013
There is a lot of local scenery of Cromer Norfolk, the pier, the nearby hotels and streets, there is also the famous
lifeboat all wound up in an interesting story, and a review of some of Alma' Great songs.
For people who remember Alma it can't fail to bring back memories.
Not sure about the bands other songs but Alma's songs were sung well and with conviction.
For people who don't remember her they can see how singers used to make sure you heard every word.
A Sugartime for some.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2013
We showed this at our Village Cinema in February. Can't say much more than is said in the Product Description. Our Norfolk audience loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2014
I can imagine many feeling this little film is rather pedestrian and dated. However it evoked memories of the days of seaside variety, and being filmed at Cromer, reminds us that these shows still go on these every year on the pier. Well worthy watching for an inoffensive drama with charm.
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on 27 March 2014
I especially order this DVD (no Bluray available) because it was filmed locally. I was very disappointed when the film 'locked' at two points and was largely unplayable. On examination there appeared to be two or three points where there were 'bubbles' under the surface of the disk. I had tried to play this on three different machines with the same problem. I returned the disk, but there appeared to be no replacements available as I requested so I had to accept a refund. Thankfully I have since been able to see the film at the cinema but still would have liked my own copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2014
We were disappointed with the quality at the end as it kept breaking up so we didn't see the finish have sent it back as it was a present for my husband
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on 9 February 2014
If you want a feel good factor good old fashioned British Film then buy this then sit back and enjoy. It is absolutely terrific. To be honest it also turns out to be a fitting tribute to Roger Lloyd Pack and even one for dear Alma. She was the first female I "fell in love with" with that giggle in her voice, and her endless supply of flouncy dresses. Maybe that is why I went onto like all Buddy Holly's stuff with his "hiccup" who knows? This is a darned good film.
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on 24 May 2014
This is a lovely light film and beautiful scenery of Cromer. I brought it as my husband is ill and looking for distractions. However.......very very disappointed and angry. Two thirds in it kept stopping and I couldn't get it started despite an hour of trying. Led me to worry that my player was faulty. I note others have mentioned this as well. Amazon should withdraw this. I am left having not seen the end of the film..................ridiculous. Processing refund but major hassle
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