As an evocation of English working-class life half a century ago, it feels utterly authentic, and is ennobled -- not too strong a word, I think -- by Imelda Staunton's performance in the title role.
It does a masterful job of capturing a specific time and place while reminding us how timeless the abortion dialogue is. show more
It's difficult to think of another recent film so seamlessly rendered or that envelops an audience so completely in its period authenticity. show more