I quite enjoy British programming. Their comedy is more funnier and their drama is more moving. Their accent is so bloody charming. Tonight saw the viewing of a film encompassing English and Scottish sensibilities titled What We Did On Our Holiday. It’s a damned charming movie filled with some laughs and a few tearjerking moments.
The film stars David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) as two parents going through a really rough period in their married life. They choose to put aside the issues to focus on a visit to Tennant’s character’s father for his seventy-fifth birthday. The father is wonderfully played by Billy Connolly (Boondock Saints). Doug and Abi (Tennant and Pike) take their three children to Scotland from London for the party and suggest that the children lie about the state of affairs within their family unit. As one would predict, all hell breaks loose and calamity ensues.
I’m actively choosing to not give away anything else in the movie like a lot of reviews tend to do. I’m as much of a fan of spoilers as the next person but once in a while it’s a treat to be genuinely surprised. It’s a fantastic film and I recommend everyone watch it. Aside from the story, the acting, the children steal every scene, and the scenery and cinematography are both breathtaking. As usual, British content doesn’t let down. Enjoy it, folks!