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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Peter O'Toole
Leslie Phillips
Jodie Whittaker
Richard Griffiths
Vanessa Redgrave
Directors
Roger Michell
Screenwriters
Hanif Kureishi
Running Time
95 minutes

Venus
Peter O'Toole's still got it.


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Plot
Two grumpy old luvvies, Maurice and Ian (Peter O'Toole and Leslie Phillips), share their time together between sparse employment, essentially waiting to die. When Ian's grand-neice (Whitakker) arrives to 'help in his doteage', he's mortified to find she's a lippy little chav. Maurice however, is quite taken with her, and so begins a strange pairing.


Verdict
A screen-acting showcase by a man whose best days, many thought, were behind him. There’s life in the old dog yet.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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