What a fantastic film, as a young lady of 23 i found this film brilliant!! The cast is just the best of british, the setting is magnificent and the writing is genious. The characters are very capturing and the storylines are interesting!
Tears of both laughter and sadness, some very heart warming moments, brilliant film :)
Maybe I expected too much, Great reviews, great cast, great idea. But for me it fell flat. It had some humour, but hardly hilarious. This kind of film relies on a deep understanding of the characters background and relationships So you can see how they change and develop but this was brushed over quite quickly. It could have been set anywhere as there was no real interaction with the locals, they didn't help them, muck in or get to understand them. I felt the whole film was rather disjointed, not funny enough and lacking depth and empathy. If I hadn't read about it and so expecting more, I may have enjoyed it more.
This film is a 'Must See' it goes without saying that the film is a brilliant comedy, but the film gives much more. There are moments of great pathos played out with sadness and much laughter by a superb cast.
It goes without saying that the fine cast made the film captivating to watch and it is not possible to pick out any of the stellar cast members over the other. However, a special mention has to made of Dev Patel. It would not be the same film without his magical performance.