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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Nov 2012 16:06

get a couple for a friend for Christmas, something cheery and warm, and the antithesis of wet miserable Wales ;-)

'Enchanted Aprill' is one, but has anyone here seen 'Best exotic Marigold Hotel' and/or 'Under the tuscan sun' ? and if so would you recommend? or anything else you may have seen ?

thankyou :-D

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 24 Nov 2012 17:19

'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' is a feel good, I have seen it a couple of times

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Nov 2012 17:32

Andre Rieu concert?

Riverdance?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Nov 2012 18:37

Thankyou Carol, I think that may be a good one,

Ann, the Andre Rieu might go down well also, thanks.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 24 Nov 2012 18:49

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one I would suggest - it has a great cast, ie Judy Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggi Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel. I've seen it twice and enjoyed it better the second time as I could then concentrate on the scenery rather than the storyline and dialogue....I'm obviously not a good multi-tasker :-)

Will try and think of a few more, got to pop out for a mo now.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 24 Nov 2012 18:51

I can thoroughly recommend this - it's brilliant - one of the stars in it is Joanna Page - Stacey of Gavin and Stacey. I've just purchased this through Amazon for the third time as I lent two previous ones to people who allegedly lost them :-S

I've not met anyone yet who has viewed it and not loved it - believe me

this is a resumee from Amazon

"Very Annie Mary"

Captivating and heart-warming, when it was released in 2001 Very Annie-Mary was greeted as the latest in a long line of small, quirky British comedies. In fact, Very Annie-Mary is a proudly Welsh film, celebrating the eccentricity of a small town in the valleys where the inhabitants certainly suffer deprivation but are by no means isolated from the outside world. They simply plough their own furrow. None more so than Annie-Mary herself, a 30-year-old woman trapped in gawky adolescence by the death of her mother and subsequent years of repression by her father, the Pavarotti-obsessed town baker (brilliant Jonathan Pryce). In a plot slightly reminiscent of Little Voice, she has lost her prize-winning singing voice, apparently forever.
Played with resolute intensity by Rachel Griffiths, Annie-Mary is hardly odder than her fellow townsfolk. But when her father has a stroke and she is thrown on her own awkward resources to fulfil both her personal dreams and those of her mortally sick friend Bethan, she finds unique comic ways to cope with disaster. Redemption comes with the return of her ability to sing.

The excellent cast includes cameos from Ioan Gruffudd and Matthew Rhys as the gay couple who run the sweet shop and Ruth Madoc as a libidinous widow. Everyone delivers all-stops-out performances in even the smallest roles.


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Nov 2012 22:53

Thanks K in the desert and Ann,

Ann I had a look at some clips on youtube, I think I might get it for me sometime :-) but the illness and funeral bits might make it a bit too close to home for my friend I think. Though I know she would laugh at the 'you can't get a man with a gun' scene lol.