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5.0 out of 5 stars Understated humour with a little darkness: what the English do best, 6 Aug. 2010
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This is a charming film, romantic, serious and funny. Not substantial, but it gives an authentic slice of English life - teachers, parents and institutions. It's a bit sexy and a bit sad. I was intrigued by the deleted scenes, which showed how the story could have gone in slightly different directions. For anyone who has applied to Oxbridge, or who had pushy dysfunctional parents, you'll be at home. I liked the bit at the end when the dad delivers a cup of tea to his grieving daughter. One thing I noticed, it was only 2/3rds full. Sure to cause a family argument in most households I thought...
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Initial post: 3 Mar 2011 01:32:29 GMT
SALRUNARAT says:
Hi there, thanks for your review :)
if it's no trouble, could you tell me what are all the special features on this disc,

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Mar 2011 20:38:11 GMT
On my disc there were some deleted scenes. Though I hired it through LoveFilm so can't say where.

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 20:00:55 BDT
On the dvd special features also included a commentary track for the whole film by the two principal actors (Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan) and the director Lone Scherfig.

There was also a moderate length 'making of' type feature that included at least brief inteviews with most of the cast.

These are good if you like the film, and interesting to hear the male lead Peter Sarsgaard, who is American but managed a (to me) faultless English accent playing his role in the film, talking in his real American accent, and seeing the female lead Carey Mulligan with blonde hair in an interview, although dark haired in the film.

The Danish director Lone Scherfig speaks fluent English and is easy to understand although she has quite a strong accent. I am just too young really to remember the times in which the film is set. However, so far as I can judge, this Scandinavian director somehow got the insular world of the British suburbs in those days about right.

I learned from the commentary that they managed to afford the Welsh singer Duffy for the song (a good one) over the end credits by spotting her a few months before she broke through into major fame.
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