A delightful little black comedy starring Maggie Smith, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Rowan Atkinson. I love RA. Any movie with him in it is better. A few comments:
- The movie was light-heartedly dark in a way I didn’t expect.
- Pat Swayze plays a total jerko in this one. Much like his character from Donnie Darko.
- Those little British hamlets are seething hotbeds of violence and corruption. c.f. Midsommer Murders or Hot Fuzz.
- Maggie Smith has been one of my favorites since she played Rose’s withered and withering mother in Titanic. And of course, McGonnegal in HP.
Worth a look if you like dark comedies, British mysteries, old-lady murderers, and Rowan Atkinson.