8 January 2018

Adult Life Skills

Adult Life Skills 2015
  • Director: Rachel Tunnard
  • Based on the novel: no
  • Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Lorraine Ashbourne, Brett Goldstein, Rachel Deering, Eileen Davies, Alice Lowe, Edward Hogg, Ozzy Myers
  • Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
    • Jodie Whittaker – The Kid, Cranford
    • Lorraine Ashbourne – Unforgotten, London Spy, Fever Pitch
    • Eileen Davies – The Theory of Everything, Mr Turner, Another Year, Bright Star, Vera Drake, Middlemarch
    • Alice Lowe – Sherlock, The World’s End, Hot Fuzz, Little Britain, Black Books
    • Edward Hogg – Jupiter Ascending, Alfie
  • Why? Jodie Whittaker
  • Seen: 5 January 2018      

       Jodie Whittaker is the thirteenth doctor. We haven’t seen her yet but the Christmas special in which Peter Capaldi regenerates into her has been ordered and is awaited impatiently.
       This film will be our introduction to her.
       Anna, about to turn thirty, a disgruntled disorganised misfit, lives at the bottom of her mother’s garden in a shed. She makes weird videos.
       There’s a mum who wants her gone from the shed, an eccentric nan who supports Anna against the mum’s insistence, a zany friend, an awkward wannabe boyfriend, a dead brother and a motherless boy.
       It’s one of those British films cast with endearing and peculiar characters. It’s more sad than funny and has little story. I love it.
       This bodes well for the thirteenth doctor. Whittaker displays the perfect mix of quirky vulnerability.

4 * of 5


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