Indeed! To watch 'Venus' was a very recomforting experience after watching all those "Inglorious Basterds, Avatars, Hurt Lockers, etc.". Movies with huge budgets, technically impressive, boasting fantastic FX but with no heart.
In the other hand 'Venus' is a little but charming film that dares to explore the "human" side of its characters.
It's not a movie about violence, killing, war and such things but about life, love and dignity. Maybe that's why it didn't make hundreds of millions at the box-office!
Peter O'Toole was great as always, same Vanessa Redgrave and Leslie Phillips. Highly recommended if you are tired to watch those video-games sold as movies and to those who prefers good acting instead of ultra-expensive FX.
...video-games sold as movies
Clever way of describing some of today's virtually empty film fare.
"Did you make coffee...? Make it!"--Cheyenne.
It certainly was great to watch. A blend of hilarious dialogue and many in depth moments, Venus succeeded in making the audience confront the inevitable aspects of life.
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not".
It was a delightful film. I loved the acting by all, the story was genuine and heartfelt, the directing superb!