Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in The Song Of Lunch, a powerful and visually arresting film, made by BBC Drama Production for BBC Two, to mark National Poetry Day on 7 October. The film, a dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative poem, tells the story of an unnamed book editor (Alan Rickman) who, 15 years after their break-up, is meeting his former love (Emma Thompson) for a nostalgic lunch at Zanzotti's, the Soho restaurant they used to frequent.
Mon K (nl) wrote: 'Movie starts out slow - and is generally slow-paced throughout - but quickly intesifies with a gripping and dramatic storyline! Fassbender & Vikander both deliver stellar performances with a great chemistry - but, after all, this is the movie when they fell in love with each other for real '
Alex W (ag) wrote: I am the last person to watch another handheld cam style movie because its been done to death at this point. However there are a few cases where the story (or the budget of the filmmakers) call for it and it cant work. The second disclaimer about this film is its kinda for film nerds as it has many movie references as well as a few from tv and video games. If you are still with me this is a fantastic film. There is no other movie, tv show or anything that shows this side of modern high school as accurately and impactfully. This first time writer/ director and star Matt Johnson has pulled a Orson Wells. Its important, original, intelligent, funny, disturbing and so compelling. This needs to be watched by everyone on earth and me again. I can't what to see what Johnson does next.
Simon P (br) wrote: Painfully unamusing comedy horror. A good soundtrack and some nice t-shirts are all this movie atrocity has to offer, worst zombie film I've ever seen!
Nick A (fr) wrote: I tried to fit this movie into the "so-bad-it's-good" category, but I might be pushing it for some viewers. From the start you know what you're in for, but I guess there's worse out there. It actually had this whole grindhouse atmosphere, so if you like that stuff, it might be passable.
Timothy G (fr) wrote: Decent documentary about the life of a great F1 driver.
F B (fr) wrote: Average film but difficult to understand the accents
michael s (jp) wrote: Pretty good movie. Definitely entertaining. I don't understand a few of the reviews like Josh G who seems to attack the filmmaker and the topics of the film more than the quality of the actual movie. He seems to dislike the film because the main character tells stories of his sexual exploits around his girlfriend. This would be like ripping a World War 2 movie because you don't like the way the Jews were treated. I'll admit, it's odd for a raunchy teen sex comedy to try to tackle a theme of mistreating your girlfriend and pushing her away. I wonder of this was the topic in a lifetime movie if some of these reviewers would write a completely different review. They'd probably commend the filmmaker for showing how immature guys can be and how some girls are insecure and stand by this somewhat verbally abusive guy, only to find out in the end there were good intentions.That said, I think the movie would have been better if the female lead wasn't the girlfriend, and she helped him mature. But I think it is 100% realistic that a guy right out of college who partied like crazy and had no idea what he wanted to do in life would act like this. All of that aside, the movie IS F"N HILARIOUS!! It seriously is one of the funniest movies I have seen. Is sharing a condom vulgar? Yes. Has it happened? I bet it has. But the way they film it, with the guy holding it up and explain the one side never touched his willy, is genius! The big young kid is phenomenal. The footjob is amazing, as is the midget. Everything that one actor that works in the porn shop does is hysterical.If you're not uptight. If you partied when you were young. I think you will really enjoy this movie.
Carolann C (au) wrote: the best stand up comedy ever
Raquel T (ag) wrote: just fuckin amazing! i love it!
Susan B (ca) wrote: At times, the movie had me watching closely, breathing shallowly and at others I found myself scratching my head, wondering why the writers chose to go "that" direction. I'm not sorry I watched it; wish it had been a little more coherent.
Paul T (nl) wrote: While Chouchou is not particularly funny - although it definitely has its moments - and very silly, it has more to say about the human condition and the joy of self expression than most other more serious films on the subject. Chouchou definitely belongs to Gad Elamaleh, brilliant and totally real in the title role, and ably supported by Roschdy Zem and Claude Brasseur in particular. Unique.
Michel G (it) wrote: Can anybody tell me what's the point of this movie? Is it that there's no point, somehow? Maybe life indeed is an illusion, nut Stuart Gillard is no Calderon, that's for sure...
Nate T (de) wrote: How many musicals are done by Woody Allen? Not many but this one is a gem. What a cast! Should be on Blu-ray but is only on DVD.
Allan C (jp) wrote: An 80s teen film I'd never seen before. Kevin Bacon plays the adult in the film as he leads a desperate group of city kids on a wilderness adventure. Sean "Samwise Gamges" Astin plays the main protagonist of the film who starts the film as a misfit who is out of his element, but Bacon teaches lots of life lessons to the boys and they are all better for it in the end. The film is very predictable and has no real surprises, but the film does have some 80s charm to it and it was photographed Stanley Kubrick's regular director of photography, John Alcott, who this was one of his last films.
Matt H (nl) wrote: Some really good and interesting scenes throughout, with some scenes that drag too long as well.
Brian P (ru) wrote: Quite a poor movie to say the least..... Certainly not worth the time to watch it.