Just what I expected
I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
Classic British film at its best, filled with both tears and laughter.The writer placing those one liners in that most of us wish we had the nerve to say but dont ,then regret that for years.The hardship of missing someone and the good that the people they leave behind find with the inclusion that dear departed left instilled within them.A truly lovely thought provoking film that will stay within your mind long after you watch it.
So as soon as I saw the cast of the movie, I knew it was going to be a great one, I didn't even have to watch the trailer to know that. This movie is a mixture of comedy, sadness and happy vibes. It will leave you feeling happy and wanting to make the most of your life. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants a feel good adventure!
Cynics beware, you will not like this film! For everyone else, this is a highly entertaining couple of hours watching accomplished British actors portray characters of a certain age struggle with lost loves, challenging conditions, and betrayal. These charismatic actors, that seem familiar to us because we've seen them in "Harry Potter" movies or BBC mysteries, engaged me in a heartbeat. They are natural and present themselves with the badges of aging without apology. The scripting was too broad and cliche in the beginning scenes, but I stopped thinking about that as the story unfolded and touching scenes won me over. And there is something about watching people dance themselves out of misery that is so beautiful, it renews my spirit!
This is the latest British tragi-comedy from the FOUR WEDDINGS school of movie-making. Sandra (Imelda Staunton), the middle-aged wife of a newly knighted police chief in leafy Surrey, discovers he's been cheating on her. She goes to live with her Bohemian sister Bif (Celia Imrie) in a council flat in North London. Bif could not be more different from Sandra: a serial demonstrator, she swims year-roun in Highgate Ponds, drinks too much and smokes pot. She also goes to a dance club for senior citizens. Her best friend Charlie (Timothy Spall) lives on a houseboat in Paddington and daily visits his wife who is in care, so far lost to Alzheimer's that she no longer knows him.Sandra was a dance champion as a child. She reluctantly accompanies her sister to the dance studio and ... You can pretty well guess the rest of the movie. It's extremely predictable and sentimentality is layered on like celebrity tanning oil, but (a big BUT) it's bursting with charm and likeable - lovable - characters. The cast of 'Britpack' stalwarts includes Joanna Lumley and David Hayman. Everybody acts - and dances - effortlessly to win our hearts. And win them they do. There's an episode where the dance group goes to Rome, and - how obvious is this? - Charlie takes Sandra to the Trevi Fountain at night. Totally beguiling!This is very much a 'companion piece to Song for Marion (2012) with grumpy Terence Stamp, ailing Vanessa Redgrave and a singing rather than dancing club for seniors. The matinee audience at my multiplex in Brighton yesterday applauded at the end of FINDING YOUR FEET. Applause was deserved. The feel-good factor dances off the screen. You will feel good!