Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Song of Lunch 2010

     This film is an adaptation of a poem by Christopher Reid.  A former couple meet over lunch at a Soho Italian restaurant after not seeing each other for fifteen years.  She is married to a successful novelist, she has two boys and he is single.  She is a homemaker and he works as a London book editor and writer of poetry.  Neither knows what will happen during this short encounter.
     Both Thompson and Rickman don’t say very much to each other but there is a voiceover of Rickman reciting the narrative poem.  They don’t have names but are referred to as he and she.  It seems that Thompson is satisfied in her life but Rickman wished for more in his.  3* (This movie is OK)

50 min, TV Movie, Drama directed by Niall MacCormick with Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Andi Soric, Siubhan Harrison, Joseph Long.

Note:  Imdb 7.6 out of 10, 78% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 3.7* out of 5* with 50 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Tottenham, London, England, UK.  The photo on the dust jacket of the she character's husband's book is of actor Greg Wise.  He is Emma Thompson's real life husband.  Alan Rickman passed away on January 14, 2016 at the age of 69 in London, England, UK.

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