I’ve been taking advantage of the cheap day to go to the movies but I didn’t pay any price at all for this movie because I received two free tickets as a prize in a Council of Adult Education competition.
It’s good. It’s worth going to see for Ian McKellan alone, who is just brilliant with that wrinkled, earnest face registering a flood of emotions at times, and taking on the blankness of old age at other times. The young boy, Milo Parker, is excellent as well and looks the quintessential Edwardian schoolboy. It’s beautifully filmed, with evocative music.
Shall I channel Margaret Pomerantz? 4.5 stars for mine.