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When I'm 64

Wed 31 May 2006 In: Movies

Review: When I'm 64 Dir: Jon Jones UK, 2004, BetaSP. 87mins Winter falls in love with Winter in this delightfully simple, witty story about a newly retired school teacher and a widowed taxi driver. Circumstances push them together and finally love blooms. Even if the fairytale ending is a little too fairytale to be credible, still it's what you want to happen and it leaves you with a warm glow and a satisfied grin on your face. From the BBC, so of course it's a gem of a production with subtle acting and some dry, dry humour - you'll love the shopping for clothes scene, our audience was in fits of giggles. Of course, true love doesn't run smooth, there's a few tears, a bit of bovver. The cabbie is a bit of an old bovver boy and he 'as a bit of bovver coming to terms wif these new feelings (his son and daughter do, too) but it all comes out in the wash, he decides not to give a damn about his grown-up brats, and Winter and Winter drive off into the sunset and on their way to Botswanaland maybe. Yes, there is a kissing scene and a bare chest or two but it's all done up nice, the grandchildren are adorable, the teacher's old dad spouts poetry and bravely says ' Go and enjoy life, son, leave me here to die in an old folks home, don't worry', and well, that's about it really. Think I'll just go and put the kettle on, have a spot of tea... John Curry - 31st May 2006    

Credit: John Curry

First published: Wednesday, 31st May 2006 - 12:00pm

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