Dry


The movie, if a true biography of Lord Longford, had me waiting until it was over. There were no ups and downs except for when Myra confessed to Lord Longford that she had killed 5 children and that she had lied to him. Broadbent's performance, in this scene, had me feeling the pain that Longford must have been suffering at that point. Other than that, there was nothing that pulled me into the movie, nothing that caught my attention, nothing that wanted me to see what was going to happen next. The entire movie, except for that one scene, was dry, like sitting on a park bench for 2 hours watching the Autumn leaves blow and swirl with the wind, hoping that it would snow so that there would be a change.

I don't know if this movie was made in the US or in Great Britain, and I don't want this movie to take more of my time to find out. It seems that movies made in Great Britain are very low key, maybe for the simple reason that they are the type of movies that people who live in Great Britain like. I've since decided to avoid watching any movies that are made in Great Britain for this very reason. Movies don't have to be on par with Rambo, Steven King novels, 21, Highlander, Lord of the Rings, etc (even though they're my favorites), for me to enjoy them, but something must happen in a movie, such as Australia, Fiddler on the Roof, and Dustbin Baby. For me, this movie is only comparable to watching someone else's home movies.

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A low-budget TV movie based on actual events is always going to be boring. Especially when it's about an addled bore like Longford. Being British is not the primary cause of its tediousness, though judging by your tastes you are right that you will find few British films enjoyable. But not every moment is best spent enjoying yourself.

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