To me, this movie is perfection.
Save your money for something good and enjoyable
a film so unique, intoxicating and bizarre that it not only demands another viewing, but is also forgivable as a satirical comedy where the jokes eventually take the back seat.
The acting is good, and the firecracker script has some excellent ideas.
Ms. Collins has not lost anything. I adore her and have most of her films!
This film tells the story of a nice old woman in an unhappy marriage, who bumps into a former film star. She is coerced into a trip to France by the film star.The two women have very different personalities and very different hearts. One is nice, helpful but carries a burden in her heart. The other is a selfish and manipulative woman who will use everyone around her. Different things happen to them, and it's refreshing to have a reminder that nice things happen to nice people. The scenery is nice and the weather is beautiful too. There are many things to like about this film. It is worth a watch.
A narcissistic wooden has-been trying to drum up more work in circumstances that could hardly be less appropriate- surprising that Joan would dare this as it invites comparison with her real-life career (!)The film looks as if it has been filmed on a shoestring and could have been written by just about anybody to be frank- there was precious little wit or warmth about it. If it was meant to be about either character confronting their own demons in an escapist context, it missed the mark in profundity.Curiously a fellow viewer kept looking at their watch, and every time I saw the time on it I wondered how the film had been filling the time as little seemed to have happened.The lack of expression in Joan was a concern, confusing me as to whether it was due to senescence, plastic surgery or unabashed laziness. A missed opportunity to be sure, but I can imagine Joan eating a takeaway for less than this cost to make. When the paparazzi aren't watching, obviously.
An emotional comedy starring Joan Collins, who was the unlike-able, selfish, has-been diva and Pauline Collins, the downtrodden and long suffering wife. The two leads developed an interesting chemistry.The 'diva' intended to go to her ex-lover's funeral in France where she suspects lots of film directors will also be attending. Her ulterior motive was to hopefully restart her film career. The downtrodden housewife finds herself accidentally on the same coach-trip as the 'diva', this mishap isn't too much of an issue as she's unhappy and just wants to 'run away' from her domineering husband, who has been harbouring a very long term grudge.The film tries to be funny with a serious foundation, but becomes a ludicrous buddy road trip with some predictable humour.Not a bad film, but not a great film either and Shirley Valentine this is definitely NOT.