Finding Your Feet
2017 – 1 hr 54 mins – Cert 12A
Director: Richard Loncraine
Writer: Meg Leonard, Nick Moorcroft
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley
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phone Lucy Matthews 01725 518695
We have unearthed a very pleasant surprise to lighten and warm the drawing-in autumn evenings. This is a much better than usual British movie, made to please the ‘grey audience’. Funnier and more intelligent than the ‘Marigold Hotel’ films, ‘Finding Your Feet’ too stars Celia Imrie. This time she plays Bif – the outspoken, serial dating, bohemian sister of ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbot (the always wonderful Imelda Staunton). When Sandra finds out that her husband of forty years (lovely John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge with her estranged sister Bif who lives in a run-down, inner city, council flat. They could not be more different. Sandra is a fish out of water, especially when she is dragged along to a community centre dance class. There she meets Bif’s friends Jackie (the delicious Joanna Lumley) and down-to-earth Charlie (Timothy Spall, relishing a rare romantic lead).
This is a heart warming modern romantic comedy. A colourful group of defiant and lively mature ladies and gentlemen show that retirement is only a beginning and that divorce might just bring a new lease of life – and, who knows – love.
Perhaps not an award winner, but ‘Finding Your Feet’ is big-hearted, affecting, well written and beautifully performed by a familiar and hugely talented (and very funny) array of great British actors. John Crome
Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30pm £6, Supper 9:45pm £6, wine £12/bottle
Pay at the door, last bookings 1200 Sunday 14th October
Next film 21st November – to be decided