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on 18 January 2014
I saw this on BBC2 late one Friday evening recently and ordered it at once--in the early hours and hoped it would arrive before Christmas as my children might have left home if I'd suggested 'Love Actually' to follow the Great Meal.Thank you Amazon---it did.
Later I read what other people had to say about it and agreed with quite a few.It might not be a great film but it is so much the sort of piece the British do so well.What this says about us,or whether it's an advantage as a contribution to the culture of the country,is another matter.Nevertheless,it's just the sort of film I turn to on a dull Saturday evening(like now)as I do like to be entertained but intelligently---this is a perfect choice.
One rather odd feature is that although Tamara is the star and eponymous heroine,she still seems the least memorable---apart from her early appearance in those shorts,of course.It's a pity as she fits the part perfectly,so just what is lacking leaves me puzzled.I would watch Roger Allam in anything and now I'm adding delicious Luke Evans to the list.All the other parts were very well played,particularly those schoolgirls as just about everyone else mentioned.
One final bonus is that the DVD comes with subtitles,such a welcome facility as until I discovered that,I'd been missing some of the asides.Now I know why Beth looked bemused at times.
It's a dismal Saturday evening,so,rejecting more intellectually demanding fare,I'll be putting Tamara into the player,even supplanting Gosford Park,my great favourite.