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Impressive British film,
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This review is from: Little Voice [DVD] (DVD)
'Little Voice' is a British film that will always make me smile no matter how many times I see it. As well as being touching and hilarious in equal measure, it is almost worth seeing purely for the talented Jane Horrocks who gives a stunning performance.
Filmed in the lovely seaside town Scarborough, Horrocks plays LV (Little Voice), a painfully shy girl with an amazing singing voice, she can impersonate stars such as Judy Garland and Marliyn Monroe quite brilliantly. Her loud, brash and uncaring mother (brilliantly played by Brenda Blethyn who received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) constantly berates her daughter. The mother's new boyfriend (played by Michael Caine) is a sleazy talent scout, he overhears LV's incredible voice and from then on, will stop at nothing to make her star, as long as he sees the full credit of this new 'discovery' going to him. With stars such as Ewan McGregor and Jim Broadbent also involved, you can expect some more magical performances in a very impressive cast list. All of the characters are likeable and very different people, and as a result, it is very easy to identify with all of them.
For me, Jane Horrocks is the real star of this movie, which has a wonderful script and is very funny. If you are searching for a film that will both make you laugh and also impress you, you can't go wrong with 'Little Voice'. It's just cracking entertainment!