It's on TCM right now and it's so pretentious and grotesque that I keep losing interest, spending time on the computer and going to the kitchen to eat and drink tea while having the TV in another room on a different channel....
If a movie cannot hold my attention, it's really bad, because I am a real movie buff and will at least try to sit through anything presented to me on a screen. This movie has no story line, no continuity, makes no sense whatsoever, and the dialogues reminds me of kooky ramblings of an adolescent while under the influence of some mind altering drug....Right now there is a court scene going on that seems to have lasted a good half an hour already and I have no idea what it is all about. Don't waste your time on this one!
"Same as the other phase when she wanted to be a pterodactyl."
I suppose one either enjoys the lunacy or, in your case, doesn't. I've had fits of giggles throughout, so it must appeal to me. Some moments between mother and daughter reminded me of "It's a Gift". You definitely mustn't ever watch "The Bed Sitting Room".
To me, anyone who loves Monty Python-type comedy will enjoy this.
I love the singing weight machines, especially the bizarre number performed in court! And, he'll swear on "Uncle Tom's Cabin" but not the Bible?! *snicker*snort*
EDIT: Then there's the lady hired to eat their leftovers! *HAHAHAHAHAHA!* She just couldn't get away with the asparagrass. Sorry... I'm unable to resist nonsensical humor.
I DVRed it too and will try to watch it this week-end. From the sound of it I think I'll like it. I like the British sense of humor and also lunacy when its done well. It sounds like the British version of "You Can't Take it with You." Another crazy but likeable family. Some of my favorite Brit actors in it as well. Mona Washbourne, Gynn Houston (Lord Peter Wimsey's valet in the PBS mystery series) and Graham Crowden whom I like very much.