Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last Orders

I have not read Graham Swift's Booker prize winning novel on which this is based but those who have all tell me it's a hard one to follow do to the flashbacks. There are actually flashbacks WITHIN flashbacks. I can't comment on the book but I can say the film can be a bit difficult to follow unless you give it your full attention. It's a classic story of a group of men who deal with the loss of one of their own and in doing so examine the collective lives which brought them to where they are today. With the likes of Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Ray Winstone and Helen Mirren you know you're in for something special. Although a bit slow at times LAST ORDERS certainly demonstrates what a good British film is made of and I have to give a tip of the hat for casting JJ Feild to play a young Caine.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

JJ Feild was born in Colorado/USA but raised in the UK.
His mother is American and his father English and his native accent is English.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up!

12:14 PM  

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