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Fails to take advantage of a good starting idea and make a great film
on 27 May 2017
The original 1939 book sounds good and makes sense. On this basis there is loads of scope to make a really funny film
with a man daydreaming to break free from his mind numbing life. However, this film does not convey the kind of suffocation
of being trapped in a life you are not happy with like 1950s USA - Revolutionary Road with Leonardo Di Caprio. It also is
not sufficiently escapist or laugh out loud funny. It's very disappointing from what appears to be a promising starting position
in the writers' room.