Thursday, 2 February 2017

'nonsense. she's always looked like that.'

One of my favourite lines about what love is like is near the end of the film of Nanny McPhee (written by Emma Thompson), when Evangeline (Kelly Macdonald) the scullery maid returns, having been transformed into a beautiful lady in the care of Great Aunt Adelaide to the amazement of everyone - or almost everyone.

'Are you sure that's Evangeline?', says someone, 'It doesn't look anything like her.'

'Nonsense,' says Mr Brown (Colin Firth). 'She's always looked like that.'

I am a big softy. And, of course, he marries her.