Monday, November 15, 2010

Ladies in Lavender Mini-Film Review

On a whim, I watched Ladies in Lavender on my Netlix Watch Instantly queue this weekend.  I adore Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in almost anything, and they were both wonderful playing off each other as spinster sisters living in a cottage in Cornwall right before WWII.

They find a young Polish man washed up on the beach, and take him in to recover from his broken ankle.  The pleasant surprise is that the young man is played by Daniel Brühl who was Frederick Zoller in Inglourious Basterds.

There's not a ton of drama, but both women's hearts are set aflutter by the young man and his musical talents.  Then again, I could probably watch Judi Dench recite the phone book, and be entertained.  It's a sweet little English period piece.  Two and a half stars.  Watch the trailer here.

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