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Delights and disappointments,
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This review is from: Mike Leigh: The BBC Collection [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this set on the strength of the incomparable "Abigail's Party", which is one of my favourite plays of all time, and has lost none of its magic, despite many viewings. However, the rest of the set was a mixture of delights and disappointments.
I am not attuned to the finer points of drama and thespianism, but an ordinary member of the public who appreciates entertainment without being interested in analysis and background. Hence many will disagree with my comments, but they may prove valuable to prospective buyers with an outlook similar to mine.
So my findings should be taken with caution.
ABIGAIL'S PARTY - Excellent. NUTS IN MAY - Very good.
GROWN-UPS - Good. THE PERMISSIVE SOCIETY - Good but very short.
ALL ABOUT ABIGAIL'S PARTY - Good. HOME SWEET HOME - Quite good.
WHO'S WHO - Moderate. FIVE MINUTE FILMS - Moderate.
HARD LABOUR - Dull. THE KISS OF DEATH - Dull. FOUR DAYS IN JULY - Dull (and subtitles essential.) DISC 6 (analysis etc.) - Boring on the whole, but interesting in parts.