Monday, 25 November 2013

happy go lucky

We watched Happy Go Lucky on DVD on Friday 8th November. I'd bought it for Bethan as a present years ago, as she likes Mike Leigh (so do I), but we hadn't managed to watch it. It was okay, as they go, but nothing special. Not too much bleakness, at least - I'm less keen on the bleakness. My favourite Mike Leigh is definitely Topsy Turvy, which is perhaps the least characteristic of his films. We saw it at the Barbican, at what, without us knowing it in advance, turned out to be a showing with a Q&A with Mike Leigh after the film, which was quite a bonus.