Three sentence movie reviews: Philomina
Judy Dench is one of the incredibly rare actors that seemingly everything she does is worth watching and this was no exception. I was interested in Steve Coogan, an actor I had only seen in comedies*, taking a quite good dramatic turn. Many small details in this film delight, especially for anyone of a certain age who has a mother of a greater age, and I was surprised to be shocked and moved as much as I was.**
Cost: Free due to Regal Crown Club kicking me out a free movie.
Where watched: Some huge Regal Theater in East Vancouver with Kelly and Margaret.***
*For me, most memorably as the short-lived director in the hilariously funny Tropic Thunder
**This was a solid film. Recommended.
***”This is my first film in a theater since December.” said Margaret, who had recently returned from the Ukraine. “This is my first film in a theater since yesterday.” said I, who needs to reign in her consumption of first-run movies, STAT!
I've never even heard of this movie! I say this so often when you've posted something about an indie film that I'm thinking of doing an indie film project on my blog next year.
I first heard about this movie with the current MPAA rating system issues. This got an R rating for a few uses of profanity, while other films with incredible about of violence got a PG. It is an interesting conversation to have about the system.
I had no idea this was rated R. Really, that MPAA thing needs to be reformed!
That is essentially what the piece on NPR was saying. They also were pretty clear that it was likely a no go for change.