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How About You

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Vanessa Redgrave, How About You

How About You

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
90 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/14/08
performer:
Hayley Atwell, Joss Ackland, Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton
director:
Anthony Byrne
author:
Jean Pasley
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a C+

In How About You a restless, dissatisfied young lady (The Duchess‘ Atwell) gains perspective on life by working as a housekeeper among restless, dissatisfied older ladies at a genteel retirement residence that appears to be an English outpost of a Hollywood home for the aged. (Shortcut to happiness: sharing martinis, reefers, and singalongs with the oldies.) As the reigning inhabitant, Redgrave adopts the swanning gestures of Maggie Smith in this mild adaptation of a Maeve Binchy story. Other drama queens enjoying the opportunity to screech include Imelda Staunton, Brenda Fricker, and Joss Ackland as the lone growling man about the house. C+

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