I like Maggie Gyllenhaal very much as an actress, but I don’t think this is her best effort. Her accent slipped up a few times and I was always very conscious of her acting, if you know what I mean? It was like she was trying to be Minnie Driver. The length of the courtroom scene was rather jarring, and (like the courtroom scene in Dangerous Beauty) is destined to be fast forwarded every time one rewatches.
I thought Felicity Jones rather stole the movie, and is maturing into the kind of young lady I could see play Prudence in the new series. Of course, one spend the entire film waiting for Rupert Everett to reappear. But when is that not the case? I believe I am waiting for Rupert Everett to reappear right this very moment.
In summation, I laughed out loud several times. I would certainly say this movie is worth renting. It’s a nice break to have a costume drama that is funny and light and stays that way.
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Suffragettes and Tearooms
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
When Should You Stop Revising?
In my case, it’s when I have a deadline or another project that has to take precedence.
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Handed in to editor.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Release date November 2013. Working page proofs.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Out now!
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Planning tour events!
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions, both now available in print.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013
Manga Vol. 2 Review from The Fandom Post
Quote of the Day:
“We are all dietetic sinners; only a small percent of what we eat nourishes us; the balance goes to waste and loss of energy.”
~ William Osler