Picks and Pans Review: Lost for Words
Frustrated by a childproof cap on a medicine bottle, she says, "How they expect children to open that, I just can't imagine." Trying to sell her house, she disarms potential buyers by dwelling on its defects. Annie Longden is an unselfconsciously eccentric charmer, and 88-year-old Thora Hird plays her to perfection in this touching, warmly humorous film on Mobil Masterpiece Theatre. Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father) is effectively low-key as her middle-aged son, writer Deric Longden, who adapted the teleplay from his memoir. Deric affectionately calls his mum "not daft, just different," and the mother-son bond only strengthens as a series of strokes gradually robs Annie of intelligible speech. In the end, theirs is a love beyond words.
Bottom Line: Expresses itself quite well
On Newsstands Now
- Kim's Delivery Room Drama!
- Katie: A Year After Split
- Princess Kate: Palace's Baby Plan Revealed
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine