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An Atmospheric, Reflective Film About Nostalgia

Advantages: Atmospheric, touching, sad - bittersweet, cast, cinematography/camerawork
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little bit sentimental, slow pace, ocassional surreal elements (confusing)

- Story - A retired orchestra conductor goes on holiday with his daughter and a close friend, a film director, when he's told that he's been invited to perform in front of the Queen for Prince Philip's upcoming birthday. However, he is very stubb ...

IzzyS 01.04.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Youth (DVD)

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Breaking free?

Advantages: Vaguely watchable, mildly amusing in parts
Disadvantages: Annoying characters, flat dialogue, Michael Caine not at his best, much fuss about very little

RELEASED: 1983, Cert.15 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 111 mins DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Lewis Gilbert WRITER/SCREENPLAY: Willy Russell MUSIC: David Hentschel MAIN CAST:- Julie Walters as Rita Michael Caine as Dr Frank Bryant Malcolm Douglas as D ...

CelticSoulSister 02.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Educating Rita (DVD)

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Ambition Leads The Way

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...Hollywood is known for its brilliant filmmaking. It is true; most of the time Hollywood make a top-notch movie that are entertaining. But, sometimes there's a British film that makes Hollywood films look like a piece of crap. Educating Rita is one of them ...

Mattroberts 05.08.2003 · Read full review
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Along Came Rita

Advantages: Funny, moving, uplifting
Disadvantages: Disappointing ending

Educating Rita is basically the story of how two people meet each other and change each others lives. It's very simple and not a lot actually goes on during the film but it's an incredibly touching, entertaining film that I can watch over and over again w ...

JessL 23.03.2004 · Read full review
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An 80s classic

Advantages: An educational rags to riches story; great acting
Disadvantages: Dodgy 80s music!

...Unfortunately, there are very few British films that stick in my mind, but one that does is Educating Rita. I can't remember the first time I saw it, but seeing it again reminded me of what a moving film this is and how aiming for and achieving a goal can ...

sunmeilan 22.08.2006 · Read full review
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