Monday, September 18, 2017

Note to Victor and John

Today we saw the movie Victoria and Abdul. Even when the introduction was on the screen, we were warned that it would be historically inaccurate. Who cares. It was a great and easy movie to watch. Dame Judith Dench played Judi Dench ever so well, along with being Queen Victoria.. Her acting skills are glorious. None could question the ability of the actors, the sets, the filming.....the writing? Maybe, but as I said, it was just so enjoyable.


Now, John Gray of Wales, you reviewed Victoria and Abdul, and your review was rubbish. Pessimism, sanitised, opportunistic; and your point was? It was a great and simple movie.

Victor saw the movie yesterday, but has yet to write a review. Will he be similarly churlish?

But look, both of you dudes need to include a tissue box index in your reviews. I horrified myself by almost coming to the point of blowing my snot into my sleeve. Tears can we wiped away. Snot is a bit harder to deal with. Please, just an indication of a need to take tissues?

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  1. I disagree ...although I did like the acting

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    1. John, perhaps your expectations were veryuhigh.

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  2. Ps I wasn't churlish. I just didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to

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  3. Spouse and I saw the film last week but it is taking me ages to write up. My problem is that Victoria was such a snot to her children, yet in this last part of her life, we just want her to find some joy in life.

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    1. Hels, I don't know much about old Vicki. Bertie was certainly not a likeable character.

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  4. I will keep a look out for this film, I do love Dame Judi's acting and the setting looks interesting.

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    1. TH, some of the scenery is quite stunning. You won't be sorry when you see it.

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  5. I'm not familiar with this movie. Sounds like it tugged at the heart.

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    1. Sandra, towards the end it certainly did mine, but I am pretty hopeless. I can cry when watching the tv news.

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  6. Snot can indeed be a problem. I hope your sleeves were long.

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    1. EC, I did a lot of sniffing and then grabbed some serviettes. I should have been better prepared.

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  7. You were quick off the mark to see this. I think it has only just been released. I'm looking forward to seeing it soon.

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    1. Marie, us seeing a movie so soon after its release is unusual. JD will also be in a remake of Murder on the Orient Express, opening November. Kenneth Branagh plays Poirot.

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  8. We're off to see it later today- going with an open mind, tissues and clear nostrils �� ~ Cathy

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    1. Good for you, Cathy. Don't forget the sunglasses for when you walk out.

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  9. I'm looking forward to seeing this. It's at our cinemas now, and I think I'll make it there on Thursday. Maybe. There's a lot going on here.

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    1. A lot going on River. So it seems. It is such a nice movie.

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  10. Sounds very good, but going to movies that make me cry in public also make me uncomfortable. I'd rather watch them at home.

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    1. Strayer, dark glasses and plenty of tissues. It can do you good to have a cry at a movie.

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  11. I'm looking forward to seeing it and thanks for the heads up re tissues Andrew 😀

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    1. Grace maybe you won't need tissues and I am just a big sook.

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  12. As you will have observed Andrew, in recent months, I've been very remiss in my blog posting catching up once in a week or so with a week's worth of posts (and sometimes less). I blame my resumption of Facebook for this development.

    I still haven't posted about Victoria and Abdul but my post - when I get around to it - will record that I enjoyed it, even those moments when I felt it went a bit over the top. I don't intend to be churlish...on this occasion.

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    1. One has observed, Victor. Of course it went over the top. It was not a documentary. I felt good after seeing it.

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