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The Duke Review: Broadbent & Mirren Excel In Stylish, Heartwarming Dramedy

Duke’s Jim Broadbent.

The story of an old man stealing pictures to raise awareness about the television licensing situation may seem pretty silly, and Michell wisely leans on the humor. Peacock George Fenton’s swing score energizes the action right from the start. Michell sometimes enjoys using split-screen and classic-looking footage. Peacock It is further supported by a script by Bean and Coleman, which emphasizes Kempton’s serious character without being too hypocritical. This is his gun-obsessed man and this movie shows exactly why he deserves the acclaim of the rest of the world. Overall, the film is fast paced, lasting about 90 minutes, although it slows down a bit when the paintings are stolen and Kempton plans what’s next. Michell softens the pace and Bean and Coleman add solid character work. quiet, Peacock It is best when you focus on the main events of that experience.

despite his lightheartedness Peacock Still looking for space for a true heart. Kempton and Dorothy lost their daughter years before the movie started, and their grief doesn’t overwhelm the story, but they do exist. Bean and Coleman show two aspects of sadness here. Dorothy’s version keeps everything private and tightly closed, while Kempton’s version interacts with it through art. through their point of view Peacock It deals skillfully with difficult topics that probably many people can relate to. This extra layer adds depth to Kempton’s story and reveals more than just an oddly passionate guy who uses his famous artwork as a “ransom”.

Duke’s Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren.

As a Kempton, Broadbent shows both humor and true nature. The former shows Broadbent’s comedy timing. PeacockA late court scene in which made both viewers and court guests laugh. He makes Kempton an exciter, even if anyone questions his methods. Mirren certainly excels in the emotionally suppressed role of Dorothy. When she melts or releases her own sorrow, she pulls their hearts out. Peacock But it’s mainly a showcase for these two veterinarians. Dunkirk Star Whitehead acts like a loyal but somewhat lost Jackie.

Real-life stories that are made into movies are often a heavier and more influential variety. quiet, Peacock It does more than justify its existence by thoughtfully illuminating a strange but ultimately very important true story. Humor and emotion are equally present, and each cast provides a strikingly realistic performance. Unfortunately, it’s Michelle’s last feature film, so there’s a bit of gloom here. At the same time, Michelle’s director of this film is something to be celebrated, and I hope it does. If you’re looking for a funny story about a really nice guy, you should check this out Peacock.

Peacock Currently showing in some theaters. It is 96 minutes long and is rated R for speeches and short sex life.

Our Rating:

3.5 out of 5 (very good)


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The Duke Review: Broadbent & Mirren Excel In Stylish, Heartwarming Dramedy

Jim Broadbent in The Duke
The story of an older man stealing a painting with an eye on raising awareness for a situation involving television licenses might seem rather silly, and Michell wisely leans into the humor of it all. The Duke has a sprightly energy from its very first minutes, with George Fenton’s swinging score buoying the action. Michell occasionally employs split-screens and classic-looking footage to fun effect. The Duke is further aided by Bean and Coleman’s screenplay, which highlights Kempton’s earnest nature without getting too sanctimonious. This is a man who sticks to his guns and the film shows exactly why he deserves admiration from the rest of the world. Overall, the movie is a quick affair with its roughly 90-minute runtime, though it does slow somewhat once the painting has been stolen and Kempton is working out his next moves forward. Michell eases the pacing and Bean and Coleman add in some solid character work. Still, The Duke is at its best when it is focusing on the major events of this experience.
Even with its lighthearted approach, though, The Duke still finds space for real heart. Kempton and Dorothy lost a daughter years before the film begins, and while their grief never overwhelms the story, it is present. Bean and Coleman depict two sides of grieving here: Dorothy’s version, which is to keep everything private and tightly locked up, and Kempton’s, which is to interact with it via art. Through their perspectives, The Duke smartly confronts a difficult topic that many people can likely empathize with. This extra layer gives Kempton’s story more depth and shows he’s far more than a strangely passionate man who would use a famous art piece for “ransom.”

Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren in The Duke
As Kempton, Broadbent nails both his humor and his righteous nature. With the former, Broadbent’s comedic timing is on fine display during The Duke‘s later court scenes, pulling laughs from both the audience and the stunned courthouse patrons. He makes Kempton someone to root for, even if some might question his methods. Mirren is reliably excellent as the emotionally repressed Dorothy; when she thaws, or even lets her own grief loose, she tugs at heartstrings. The Duke is mainly a showcase for these two acting vets, though Dunkirk star Whitehead does well as the loyal, yet somewhat lost Jackie.
Real life stories brought to film are often of the heavier, more impactful variety. Still, The Duke more than justifies its existence through its thoughtful illumination of an odd, but ultimately rather vital true tale. There is humor and emotion in equal measure, and each member of the cast gives a wonderfully authentic performance. As this is sadly Michell’s last feature film, there is a slight undercurrent of melancholy here. At the same time, Michell’s direction for this movie is something to be celebrated, and hopefully it will be. Anyone looking for an entertaining story about a genuinely good person would be smart in checking out The Duke.

The Duke is now playing in select theaters. It is 96 minutes long and rated R for language and brief sexuality.

Our Rating:
3.5 out of 5 (Very Good)

#Duke #Review #Broadbent #Mirren #Excel #Stylish #Heartwarming #Dramedy

The Duke Review: Broadbent & Mirren Excel In Stylish, Heartwarming Dramedy

Jim Broadbent in The Duke
The story of an older man stealing a painting with an eye on raising awareness for a situation involving television licenses might seem rather silly, and Michell wisely leans into the humor of it all. The Duke has a sprightly energy from its very first minutes, with George Fenton’s swinging score buoying the action. Michell occasionally employs split-screens and classic-looking footage to fun effect. The Duke is further aided by Bean and Coleman’s screenplay, which highlights Kempton’s earnest nature without getting too sanctimonious. This is a man who sticks to his guns and the film shows exactly why he deserves admiration from the rest of the world. Overall, the movie is a quick affair with its roughly 90-minute runtime, though it does slow somewhat once the painting has been stolen and Kempton is working out his next moves forward. Michell eases the pacing and Bean and Coleman add in some solid character work. Still, The Duke is at its best when it is focusing on the major events of this experience.
Even with its lighthearted approach, though, The Duke still finds space for real heart. Kempton and Dorothy lost a daughter years before the film begins, and while their grief never overwhelms the story, it is present. Bean and Coleman depict two sides of grieving here: Dorothy’s version, which is to keep everything private and tightly locked up, and Kempton’s, which is to interact with it via art. Through their perspectives, The Duke smartly confronts a difficult topic that many people can likely empathize with. This extra layer gives Kempton’s story more depth and shows he’s far more than a strangely passionate man who would use a famous art piece for “ransom.”

Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren in The Duke
As Kempton, Broadbent nails both his humor and his righteous nature. With the former, Broadbent’s comedic timing is on fine display during The Duke‘s later court scenes, pulling laughs from both the audience and the stunned courthouse patrons. He makes Kempton someone to root for, even if some might question his methods. Mirren is reliably excellent as the emotionally repressed Dorothy; when she thaws, or even lets her own grief loose, she tugs at heartstrings. The Duke is mainly a showcase for these two acting vets, though Dunkirk star Whitehead does well as the loyal, yet somewhat lost Jackie.
Real life stories brought to film are often of the heavier, more impactful variety. Still, The Duke more than justifies its existence through its thoughtful illumination of an odd, but ultimately rather vital true tale. There is humor and emotion in equal measure, and each member of the cast gives a wonderfully authentic performance. As this is sadly Michell’s last feature film, there is a slight undercurrent of melancholy here. At the same time, Michell’s direction for this movie is something to be celebrated, and hopefully it will be. Anyone looking for an entertaining story about a genuinely good person would be smart in checking out The Duke.

The Duke is now playing in select theaters. It is 96 minutes long and rated R for language and brief sexuality.

Our Rating:
3.5 out of 5 (Very Good)

#Duke #Review #Broadbent #Mirren #Excel #Stylish #Heartwarming #Dramedy


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