With an absolutely riveting performance, Daniel Day-Lewis dominates this film. He plays Reynolds Woodcock, a fashion designer in 1950s London. Reynolds has a number of romantic attachments, all supervised by his sister, Cyril (Lesley Manville), who looks after her brother’s every need including getting rid of the girls he has grown tired of.
I suspect from his films that Joel Hopkins must be a rather pleasant and sunny guy, because all his films, with the possible exception of “The Love Punch”, send you out of the cinema feeling that the world and its people aren’t really that bad after all.
It makes a welcome change from all the animated movies to have a live action family film. Well-acted by almost all, the cast has a British cast and is set in London and the south east of England. It is easy viewing and will suit the whole family with children from the age of about 9.