18 April 2016

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot 2000
  • Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Based on novel: no
  • Cast: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven, Stewart Wells, Nicola Blackwell
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
    • Jamie Bell – The Eagle, Filth, Jane Eyre, Defiance, Hallam Foe, King Kong, Dear Wendy, Undertow
    • Julie Walters – The Hollow Crown Henry IV Parts One and Two, Henry V, Harry Potter 1-8, Becoming Jane, Driving Lessons, Mamma Mia, Wah-Wah, Calendar Girls, Titanic Town, Intimate Relations, Prick Up Your Ears, Educating Rita
    • Gary Lewis – Case Histories, Merlin, Filth, Gangs of New York, East Is East, My Name Is Joe, Carla’s Song
  • Why? It’s a must-see-many-times film
  • Seen:  7-8 times. Now: 15 April 2016 

       Eight years ago Hal and I saw the musical in London. It was such an enormous experience that we haven’t seen the film since. But we’ve now seen the DVD of the stage musical and can see it again whenever we want to.
       So finally, we are once again going to watch one of our all-time favourites.
       I’m not going to write a review. I don’t have to. The film is still perfect. If you haven’t seen it, what can I say? See it.

10 * of 10 at least

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