Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Little Voice (DVD)

I nearly gave up on this DVD because the characters played by Michael Caine and Brenda Blethyn were so appalling.
I'm so glad I persisted, because this is such a rewarding, entertaining , moving story.
Boozy, brassy widow Mari (Blethyn) lives with her reclusive daughter Little Voice (LV - Jane Horrocks) and sees sleazy, unsuccessful talent agent Ray Say (Caine) as her next conquest.
One night Ray hears the voices of Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Marilyn Monroe coming from the attic room where LV spends all her time listening to her late father's records - and realises it's LV singing. Now all he has to do to achieve the big success that has always eluded him is to coax the painfully shy young woman on stage for a public performance...
Horrocks is wonderful in this difficult role, complemented by Ewan McGregor in his role as a delightfully geeky pigeon fancier.
Rating - I give this 5/5 GREAT!!
Get this from the library
Reviewed by Jan @ Ballarat

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