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A good movie

I actually already saw this movie but it was a while back and since this movie has a solid reputation, I thought I should give it a 2nd chance. Well, I'm glad I did. Indeed, the first time around, I heard so many good things about this flick so I had some rather high expectations but I was actually rather disappointed. Basically, the whole movie centers just on the main character called Poppy and it all boils down if you will like her or not. Well, during my first watch, I really struggled with this character. Indeed, even though half of the time that she was pretty nice, the other half, I thought she was just downright irritating and , above all, I thought she was never really interesting. Well, this 2nd watch really allowed me to appreciate more this movie. Maybe it is because I am slightly older but I would rather have Poppy who always looks at the bright side and then Scott who sees evil everywhere. I mean, both ways of thinking are not completely accurate but Poppy's attitude seemed to be more productive. Furthermore, I thought this time that the whole thing was actually quite hilarious, especially the driving lessons. Still, was Poppy a great and fascinating woman? Not really but Sally Hawkins gave a really solid performance and Mike Leigh's naturalistic directing style is always so refreshing. To conclude, I think this movie is really an acquired taste but it is still worth a look though, especially if you are interested in Mike Leigh's work. 

Added by johanlefourbe
9 years ago on 11 October 2010 11:19