Oh how I love this film! So much so, you'll have seen from my posts in September that I went on a "road trip" with my friend to spot some of the locations in Pembrokeshire where filming took place.
Anyway, last night I introduced another friend to this film. I do get a bit worried that I might be forcing it down people's throats, but I was pleased to find that she was glued to the screen for the duration of the film. It didn't matter that I have watched this film more times than I can remember, the pair of us drank wine, laughed at the funny bits together, and cried at the sad bits together.
At the end she concurred that all performances were spectacular, and we had a great discussion about how the film had tackled such a sensitive issue without it becoming sickly sweet, or overly depressing. We just couldn't answer the question what would we do if a friend asked us to help them in the manner that James had asked of his friends. It was just too hard a notion to conceive.
When I was heading home, I asked if she was interested in reading the book about how the film had been created, the time and money constraints that had caused problems, the reason why the actors had been chosen etc etc. I was thrilled she said yes, to me this showed she had genuinely enjoyed the film (I know my friends well, they never say yes when they mean no!) and so as I am a ridiculously organised person, I handed the book over to her straight away! Got the film, got the book, made the t-shirt; all we need now is Vaughan Sivell to make the sequel!! (So many unanswered questions!)