Monday, 17 November 2014


I feel moved to do a review on this film, which I had very much been looking forward to seeing, I would certainly not have bothered had I known what sort of film it was.

I had thought that it would be something like Seraphine, a film which I very much enjoyed, I had no idea that I was going to be treated to the dubious pleasure of watching Timothy Spall acting like a demented sex crazed hippopotomus and as the film clearly said it was suitable for young people I really did not expect to be watching his interpretation of Joseph Turner ravishing his poor old Mrs Doyle look alike housekeeper.

The cinematography of the film is excellent, so I do feel sorry for the camera crew, because they did a good job on this film, but for me the disgusting and completly unnecessary sex scenes ruined it for me. I did not at all mind Timothy Spall grunting all the way through the film, if that would have been all he did, unfortunatly reading other peoples reviews made me take the word grunting literally, and now I see that was a euphenism.

Its a pity the film censors have marked this film up as suitable for children over 12, I can only guess that perhaps the people who awarded the film that certificate must have fell asleep during the Mrs Doyle lookalike sexual assault scene.


Anonymous said...

Hi Zoomie,

Can you get the word out for me?

It looks like EXARO is another fit up

We are all being taken for a ride:



Zoompad said...

Thanks M, I knew there was something seriously wrong with Exaro when they totally ignored the abusive taking of disabled children to Drake Hall prison without parents consent, because anyone who was serious about stopping institutional child abuse would certainly be interested in that, and also they would certainly not be supporting Michael Barrymores defence lawyer Michael Mansfield to take over the child abuse enquiry as he has covered up the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock

Zoompad said...

That film Mr Turner - the reason I am so angry is that this film is described as family friendly and I dont think most people would want to take their family to a film which had a very nasty exploitative sex scene in it, a scene which fell short by a whisker of rape. That "she was willing" is no excuse in my eyes for putting that scene in, as the maid was clearly depicted as being servile, dependant and poor, and I personally found it absolutly disgusting. What is worrying is that, judging from the rave reviews, I seem to be in a minority, I can't see anyone else complaining about that revolting scene - is that because other people see it as perfectly normal and that I am being a prude?

Zoompad said...

New Sparta:

New Sparta is the private office of Dr. Jerome Booth, economist, entrepreneur, investor, commentator and leading expert on emerging markets. The name encapsulates the passion and focus of New Sparta’s business philosophy.

New Sparta has invested in a range of businesses in telecoms, film, journalism, publishing and insurance - typically with a controlling interest. Investee company management incentives are aligned. Entrepreneurship and cross-fertilization of ideas are encouraged. Synergies exist between several of the business sectors, in particular between telecoms/broadband and film/media.

The New Sparta portfolio of companies may expand further within the existing business sectors, including into emerging markets, where group executives have particular experience.

Old Sparta:

Pederasty in ancient Greece was a socially acknowledged erotic relationship between an adult male (the erastes) and a younger male (the eromenos) usually in his teens.[1] It was characteristic of the Archaic and Classical periods.[2] Some scholars locate its origin in initiation ritual, particularly rites of passage on Crete, where it was associated with entrance into military life and the religion of Zeus


Zoompad said...

Thanks M





Dr Jerome Booth is the Chairman and Owner of New Sparta Group which in turn owns both EXARO News and 'New Sparta Films'

CBC is a privately owned, independent Lloyd’s Broker, offering specialist insurance advice and solutions for commercial, professional and private risks, with access to Lloyd’s and the London Insurance Market.

Exaro is an online investigative journalism service committed to digging out the truth on important issues and holding power to account. In the final quarter of 2013 Exaro will launch its first data service.

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New Sparta Films is an independent, UK based, film finance and film production company, working to source, develop, finance and produce high quality and commercially successful films that audiences will want to see.

Walpole Publishing is an independent growing company, which publishes Moving On magazine in print eight times per academic year and is distributed via UCAS (also available online and on social media).

IO Entertainment is a company with visual story development at its core, collaborating with film makers and other visual storytellers on a range of projects - including games cinematics, pitch development, storyboarding, concept art, director's previs and postvis.

Notgoingtouni is the UK's leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university.

Zoompad said...



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