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Great movie - very interesting plot - something for everyone to identify with. Well directed with reasonable character development. Lead actors well cast and played their roles really well. Fun and tragic at the same time - but turns out well.
Surprisingly good movie. Fascinating, well-acted, well written. A pleasure to watch, complete with plots and sub-plots. All round a good movie. You laugh and cry at alternate points. Brilliant.
I was also a bit disappointed by this film after the good reviews it had received. It seemed like the filmmakers were so concerned with recreating early 1960s Britain that they forgot how to tell a... Read more story. The film is curiously slow and uninvolving. The film is based on a memoir by the journalist Lynn Barber, in some cases very closely based (in the film the character is ‘David Goldman’ whereas he was called ‘Simon Goldman’, a lot of the events in the film are also in the book). The major departure is that, in real life the David character was much older than the twentysomething he appears in the film and therefore the relationship between him and Jenny would have been much creepier, her motivation much more complex and her parents failure to protect her from him, even from marrying him, much more of a betrayal. So the film seems to take a true story and waters it down to make it less dramatic. The screenplay is by Nick Hornby. His first few novels were excellent but from the evidence of this, despite being based on real people, he seems to have completely lost the ability to create engaging and believable characters.
It was promising but the whole premise just ended up being creepy and in the end a bit pointless.
A straightforward plot but its well scripted and the casting is spot on. The ubiquitous and very adaptable Alfred Molina is a standout even with the quality of the other performers.
Clever story, well acted. Interesting reminders of life in the 1960's. Creepy married man chasing a school girl, but seducing her father as well with his lies. It was fascinating to watch the twists... Read more and turns and finally for Carey Mulligan's character to see the light.
Not what I was expecting, based on publicity. Stunning acting performances, beautiful scenery, and a moral trap echoed in countless other examples from literature.
great film about an age-old problem, well acted and good script. Good old English understatement material...if anything goes wrong, have a cup of tea :)
Wonderful, quirky comedy drama, that ticks all the boxes. The only thing that spoils it a little, re watching it now, is that Cary Mulligan, who then seemed so fresh, gives the same performance in every film she makes.
I love this movie. I've watched it 6 times now. Ok, the 60's fashion / cars are great, but I am most fascinated by how the father so wanted success for his daughter, he was eager to believe she could... Read more validly attract that attention and high brow connections. The daughter ends up with the power in the family... Great movie. Will watch it again.