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Cider With Rosie

TV Movie

Country: UK

Genre: Drama



In 1918, with her husband working in the War office - and subsequently leaving the family - devoted mother Annie Lee takes her step-daughters and her own children to live in the idyllic Gloucestershire countryside, the youngest being the sickly Laurie, known as Loll. Here they witness two feuding matrons, Granny Trill and Granny Wallon and shelter a young army deserter hiding in the woods until his capture. At school Loll and his classmates are terrorized by the formidable teacher Crabby until hulking Spadge Hopkins literally puts her in her place. Far more important to Loll's schooldays are the captivating Burdock sisters, Jo and Rosie, and, as he grows into adolescence and beyond, eventually leaving home to seek his fortune, he samples the delights of cider with Rosie.

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  • Samantha Morton
  • Timothy Spall
  • Archie Cox
  • June Whitfield
  • Ruby Ashbourne Serkis
  • Dylan Turland
    (Young Jack)
  • Georgie Smith
    (Young Loll)

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Very poor indeed. The original novel has been totally occluded by modern ideology and modern puritanism. Archie Cox is far too old for the elder Laurie anyway - all the schoolkids look far too old to still be at school, especially as the school-leaving age was 14 at the time. The scene where Laurie plays 'doctors and nurses' with a local girl has been replaced by a scene where the older Laurie plays the same game with a woman rather than a girl - and even then the woman keeps some of her clothes on. The whole thing is risible in its prudery. This film is nothing more than a sad testament to the decline of civilisation over the last 50 years. The 1998 version was fine, but the 1971 version is really the definitive version - absolutely perfect. No need to bother with this steaming pile of feminist crap.

Don't Bother My Movie Rating: Red Star 1 / 10
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Timothy Spall narrates, reading from the book. This adaptation isn't as true to the book as the 1971 and 1998 versions, however.

My Movie Rating: Red StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed StarRed Star 6 / 10
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