The War Bride [DVD] £1.00 instore @ Poundland
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The War Bride [DVD] £1.00 instore @ Poundland

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Found 4th Sep 2009Made hot 4th Sep 2009
Marry in haste, repent at leisure, goes the old adage. Certainly, The War Bride sees the chirpy Cockney Lily (Anna Friel) with plenty of time to regret her lot. After a whirlwind romance in wartime Britain she marries her handsome Canadian hunk, Charlie (Aden Young). Finding herself pregnant and alone, Charlie having been sent back to the front, she jumps at the chance of a new life abroad when she receives a one-way ticket to Canada.
Unfortunately Charlie's tales of his family ranch in Alberta are more fanciful than factual and when she gets there her natural ebullience is tested to the limit by a crumbling shack and a frostbite-inducing welcome from his widowed mother (Brenda Fricker, superbly dour) and his crippled sister (Molly Parker). They view her townie ways, her penchant for picture houses and scarlet lipstick, with deep suspicion. The only light in these dark days is derived from visits from her longstanding best friend Sophie (who also married a Canadian, but one with rather more to offer) and a burgeoning friendship with Joe, her sister-in-law's boyfriend.

The film was inspired by the experiences of screenwriter Angela Workman's mother, one of 48,000 war brides who immigrated to Canada during World War II, and it vividly demonstrates that for the unlucky ones the future was far from rosy. The result could have been mawkish but it's saved by fine performances from Friel--who is increasingly showing herself to be an actress of some versatility--and the always splendid Brenda Fricker.

Special Features
1.85 Wide Screen
16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
English
Region 2
Dolby Digital Stereo English
Dolby Digital Stereo
Scene Access
Interactive Menu
Theatrical Trailer
Cast And Crew Interviews
Film Still Gallery
Gala Premiere Still Gallery

8 Comments

LOL @ The Title.....every mans nightmare....ending up with a War Bride.....arent they all after they hit the alter though? :lol:

starsparkle2311;6204793

lol, shut up Bernard;-)



Wow.....methinks I have already encountered one ^^^^^^^^^ :w00t:

Edit...Bernard? :?

starsparkle2311;6204819

Manning......................



shurrrrup you

starsparkle2311;6204833

[FONT="Impact"][SIZE="7"][COLOR="Magenta"]LOL[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]



Dont you "LOL" me Sparkle chick!!!!

I picked this up the other day, glad to hear its a decent film! Did wonder if it'd be an 'attempt to watch, then pass on to mum' thing lol

Well worth a pound.

Keith

Saw this the other day, not a bad flick well worth a squid

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