Monday, December 5, 2016

Wodehouse in Exile 2013

     P.G. Wodehouse is the author of Jeeves and Wooster.  At the beginning of WWII, P.G. and his wife are living in France while he works on a new novel.  The German’s requisition their cars, P.G. and other British national males are taken to an internment camp in Poland.  P.G. entertained his fellow prisoners with his stories.  When he was released from the camp due to reaching 60 years old, he gave several readings over the radio at the urging of the Germans.  Because of these programs, he was charged with treason and being in sympathy with his former captors.
     This film is inspired by the true story of Wodehouse during the war.  He was cleared of the treason charges but no announcement was ever made stating he has been cleared.  The reason for the charges was his release a few months prior to his actual birthday of 60.  His reason for doing the broadcasts was to show unbroken British resolve.  Ethel, his wife blasted P.G. for being so naïve.  I thought this was a little boring?  Maybe British humor is very mild compared to American humor?  3* (This movie is OK)

82 min, Drama directed by Tim Fywell with Tim Pigott-Smith, Zoe Wanamaker, Curran McKay, Simon Coury, Robert Cooper, Paul Ritter, Flora Montgomery, Paul Mallon, Niall Cusack, Kevin Trainor.

Note:  Imdb 7.2 out of 10, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 15 reviews.
Special Note:  This movie was film in Northern Ireland.

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