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Juniper68 · 21/01/2022 12:13

Has anyone seen it?
I'm thinking of going. Jamie Dornan has nothing to do with it Wink

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JustJam4Tea · 21/01/2022 22:28

Just saw it tonight. Absolutely loved it, it’s beautiful, got amazing actors, it’s a bit sentimental but I can forgive it that. It was a proper film,

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake · 21/01/2022 22:29

Ciaran Hinds is in it too isn't he? I have a real soft spot for him because of his portrayal of Captain Wentworth.

ISpyCobraKai · 21/01/2022 22:30

I'm going on Monday morning, really looking forward to it.
My cinema has shown nothing I've wanted to see since early December so desperate to get back.

rookiemere · 21/01/2022 22:39

Just back from the cinema, I'm from NI originally so I had to laugh when DH and friends were asking if my childhood was just like that Grin

I enjoyed it and the boy in the lead part is incredible, for me it was slightly slow and a little self indulgent, but loads of heart to it.

Juniper68 · 21/01/2022 22:58

Thanks all. I'll go on Monday as off work.

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ISpyCobraKai · 22/01/2022 02:31

@rookiemere

Just back from the cinema, I'm from NI originally so I had to laugh when DH and friends were asking if my childhood was just like that Grin

I enjoyed it and the boy in the lead part is incredible, for me it was slightly slow and a little self indulgent, but loads of heart to it.

I think slow films are best watched in the cinema.
At home you'd be tempted to look at your phone, or put the kettle on or whatever and you miss something.
Huge recent case in point, The Power of the Dog.
In the cinema you can't miss anything and it often pays off.
JustJam4Tea · 22/01/2022 07:03

I watched power of the dog at home and enjoyed it but would much rather have seen it at the cinema.

Belfast is so beautifully filmed it looks good on a proper screen.

julesover40 · 22/01/2022 07:12

I'm going next week and can't wait. It's so rare I want to see a film as soon as its released.

Juniper68 · 22/01/2022 08:41

I think I'll watch Power of the dog tonight. Am home alone so something to watch. Dh is at work. Son who's home from the navy will be out.

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rookiemere · 22/01/2022 10:08

I'd agree it was worth watching at the cinema, lots of very subtle facial reactions, particularly Ciaran Hinds who really is a superb actor( plus we have Cineworld passes through Tesco clubcards so it's a free night out).

Also in its favour that it's only 96 minutes ( although IMHO it still sags a bit in places) I can't stand the fact that these days most films hover around the 2hr 30 mins, and would really improve with some judicious editing (House of Gucci I'm looking at you although Licorice Pizza and many others fall into the same bucket).

Whitney168 · 22/01/2022 13:38

Totally agree with @ISpyCobraKai, slow films far better in the cinema (see also Nomadland, which I would never have concentrated on at home but absolutely loved).

I might take myself off to Belfast in the next week or two, on my own so no worrying about whether anyone else finding it too slow, and will thoroughly enjoy the relaxation and immersion.

ISpyCobraKai · 22/01/2022 15:00

I always go on my own too, and choose a quiet showing

Juniper68 · 22/01/2022 15:34

I've started going alone. Usually earliest showing.

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DaisyDando · 22/01/2022 15:39

I enjoyed it but agree with the PP that it was a bit slow and self indulgent. I can’t quite put my finger on what was wrong, and it didn’t help that I went with someone who explained that my opinion was incorrect. Love Licorice Pizza & Gucci.

Taytocrisps · 22/01/2022 21:46

I haven't seen it yet but hoping to get to it soon. I was really surprised to hear Kenneth Branagh is from Belfast - he's such a luvvie.

Cocolapew · 22/01/2022 21:48

I was looking forward to jamie it, but the reviews aren't great locally, (I'm in NI)

sashagabadon · 22/01/2022 21:52

I loved it. Saw it today. I loved the convo’s between the boy and the older girl. I thought it was very funny in parts and I enjoyed the van Morrison soundtrack.

KirkstallAbbess · 22/01/2022 22:10

I loved it - it was obviously a very personal story, very much his nine year old's view of life events. It was also a great length, moving and funny as well as beautifully shot.

LuluBlakey1 · 22/01/2022 22:13

I loved Licorice Pizza . Am going to see Belfast this coming week. The trailer with Jamie Dornan singing made me feel fuzzy inside .

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TH22 · 22/01/2022 22:14

Oh I went to see it last night and just loved it. The acting is superb. The little boy is absolutely phenomenal and deserves an Oscar.

sashagabadon · 23/01/2022 10:54

I thought it had jojo rabbit vibes too ( a film I also loved) with a great young lead

JosephineDeBeauharnais · 23/01/2022 11:01

Saw it yesterday and enjoyed it. Beautifully shot and great soundtrack. There was a bit too much of the boy for me, little bit one-dimensional and it isn’t Judi Dench’s finest hour but it’s quite moving.

Derrymum123 · 23/01/2022 11:16

We have booked for Wednesday night. 2 for 1 offer. Looking forward to it. Reviews have been mixed in NI.

Womencanlift · 23/01/2022 11:28

I absolutely loved it. Surprised at the ‘too slow’ comments as for me it went by very fast and when it ended I thought is that it finished as it went by really quick for me

Jude Hill was a phenomenal young actor in this and I hope he gets the credit he deserves

MrsSkylerWhite · 23/01/2022 11:29

MissHavishamsMouldyOldCake

Ciaran Hinds is in it too isn't he? I have a real soft spot for him because of his portrayal of Captain Wentworth“

Brilliant as Mr. Rochester, too.

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