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This review is from: Blow Dry [DVD]  (DVD)
What a marvellous piece of escapism for a Saturday afternoon! A good mix of comedy and tragedy keeps this film from being too sickly; the illness of one character is handled realistically, yet the film does not dwell on this. The setting is superb, as is most of the cast; with the possible exception of Josh Hartnett (never really got the hang of the old Yorkshire accent, but tried valiantly anyway!)there is nevertheless a knockout combination of "male cameo" (Warren Clarke in excellent form), "the Baddy" (Bill Nighy casting evil glares in every direction) and the "reluctant hero" (Alan Rickman at a dour best). The female characters support rather than lead, but on the whole do it very well; my only complaint was Cook's rather yawn-inducing screen presence. All in all, a really enjoyable "watch-again" film!