I know I’ve been going on a bit about the Maxime recently but what the heck it’s that good, so Tuesday this week Mrs R and I were once again, tempted by the lure of its silver screen.
Our film of choice for the afternoon we’d decided would be Dad’s Army- not the best of reviews (but what do the critics know about films anyway ) and well, we absolutely loved it.
The cast are just brilliant, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon, et al and supported by a positive who’s who of my favourite TV ladies, including Annette Crosbie, Sarah Lancashire and Alison Steadman. Given this panoply of talent it would be pretty hard to go wrong.
Yes, at times, it is difficult not to make comparisons with the original TV series and when you do the film can sometimes fall a little short but even if some consider it a bit of a curate’s egg, for me it’s miles more good than bad and, in fact it’s never bad bad, it just has a few well……… flat spots.
Seeing the lovely Frank Williams, at 80 something returning to play the Vicar, Reverend Timothy Farthing made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and Ian Lavender’s cameo as the Brigadier had me completely fooled, right up until I saw his name in the credits. But for me it wasn’t until the very end, when Bud Flanagan’s familiar voice broke into ‘’who do you think……….. that I finally cracked, and you know I genuinely had to swallow hard…
These Maxime’s matinees are becoming a bit of a habit for Chez and I but so what, we all have our little peccadillos.
I see Ab Fab the Movie’s on soon………………………