Mr D and I braved the local cinema last week and saw this film
This is based on a novel by Graham Greene which was published in 1938.. A film was made in 1947, which kept the story to the original period of the 1030’s. So this remake has been updated to the 1960’s.
I knew nothing about this film until Mr D suggested we go see it. Mr D was obviously attracted to the period. 1960’s Brighton. Mods and Rockers and all things Mob related.
I’ve never read the novel, or seen the original movie so I can’t compare, but I’ve read a couple of reviews since, and they weren’t that favourable. I, on the other hand, going in blind, as it were..really enjoyed it. I’m a sucker for anything of that period.
Sam Riley plays Pinkie, who murders a rival, Fred, after which he ruthlessly pursues a potential witness, a young waitress called Rose (Andrea Riseborough) in a bid to shut her up. Pinkie offers up a sham of a romantic relationship, which she clings to as he propels her towards her doom. Only the nosey, indefatigable Ida (Helen Mirren), a streetwise tea-shop owner who was once close to Fred, offers her any hope of salvation.
Mr D & I are making more of an effort lately to go and see films, and I’m enjoying it!
I didn’t get to my allotment today as the weather had turned by the time I finished work :( But I DID buy some wild flower seed packets to put in :):) Maybe tomorrow?!
BTW who is going to admit to seeing the Duran Duran programme last night on ITV? I got the last half, (even sacrificed Country House Rescue) I’m about to take the laptop in the bathroom and watch the first half while I have a bath. OOOOOOO Duran Duran. I was such a fan. And they still have it.
Yes they do.