Flat, boring, misconceived, miscast love triangle movie - Mills & Boon in the ruins.
- The Aftermath review by PV
This movie shows WHY most films take place DURING a war and not in the stunned uneventful aftermath - because NOTHING HAPPENS, basically - apart from the over-rated eye-candy-cast Keira Knightly swooning and blubbing. Her transatlantic posho public school accent is cringe-worthy - people did NOT talk like that in 1946. They pronounced the T's in BeTTer; they did not say 'BeDDer' like modern posh totty who went to Bedales and Rodean. Totally miscast. Knightly is only a successful actress coz of her looks NOT her acting talent. That shows here.
The rest of this movie is SO SLOW I looked at my watch generally during it. The characters are so two dimensional you just do not care if they live or die - which rather undermines dramatic tension, Keira Knightly is SO irritating I half expected the 2 men she's playing with to do her in. I might have cheered then and woken up!
SO much CGI here - all the ruins of Hamburg. Probably works better in the novel. No mention here that the main characters are supposed to be Welsh )albeit posh Welsh without accents) - in fact, Keir's tedious irritating character calls her husband SO ENGLISH at one point.
The most interesting characters are the teenage daughter and the 88 nazi kids yet that is SO under-developed, sadly.
The best thing about this movie is the magnificent house - a real Austro-Hungarian beauty in the Czech Republic. The plot and characters were so boring I spent a lot of time antique-spotting in the décor! That's how tedious this misfiring miscast film is.
To be honest, if you want to watch this movie just watch the trailer - that shows all the eventful bits and leaves out the 90 minutes of tedium love triangle gushing in between. This is probably a women's movie - but it isn't a patch on Catherine Cookson or other romantic stories.
This is Mills & Boon amongst the ruins, Only for hardcore costume drama fans. I see ROTTEN TOMATOES gives this film 23%. I tend to agree. BUT maybe if I were a woman wanting emo-porn and a gushing Mills & Boon story, I'd like it more.
2 hours of my life I'm never getting back.
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Won the War, Lost the Peace
- The Aftermath review by JD
Hated this movie. Yes the sets are nice and war torn Hamburg looks good, but the story was ridiculous.
The Germans, even the Nazis are the good guys, the Brits the bad guys.
No mention of all the atrocities the Germans did to the U.K., just how awful the Allies had been to bomb Germany.
Films like this, written by Lilly livered Liberals explain how we Won the War, and Lost the Peace.
It also explains why the Brits voted for Brexit, and not to be dictated to by a Europe that would not exist in its present form if the Allies had not stood up to Hitler.
The script is awful.
The acting wooden.
The story ridiculous.
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