Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

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Time Out says

Swinging London days, so poor Hunter Davies' pleasant sub-Salinger novel, about the sexual tribulations of a grammar school sixth-former (he longs for something a bit more up-market than the snotty-nosed local bints), gets the full gloss treatment. Jamie McGregor (Evans) worked part-time for a small local Co-op, but here he's much more smartly located in a supermarket; the Stevenage council estate where he lives looks like King's Road-cum-Carnaby Street, fairly dripping with dolly birds; his dream fantasies are Dick Lester lookalikes, using speeded-up motion for good measure; and when he finally gets invited to a party, the scene looks as fashionably clichéd as the photographer's studio antics in Antonioni's Blow-Up. Donner's eagerness to pour 'swinging style' and pop songs over everything makes nonsense of the socially critical attitudes that filter weakly through from the script (by Hunter Davies himself). So charmless as to be almost unwatchable.
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1967

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96 mins

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Robin H

If you are say 55+, male most likely, then this is a must see. Dare I say, a must have for your collection? I doubt that the other reviewer was around in the mid 60's! Yes, a lot of music dubs, but totally effective. Humourous but sensitive. I am sure others in aforementioned age group will associate their most impressionable teen years with those of our hero Jamie. As is usually the cae, there is some departure from the book by Hunter Davies, which I have read (and enjoyed) 4 or 5 times these past 35+ years! See the entire film and enjoy the music clips before forming your own judgement. Then watch all over again to pick up on those scenes that didn't fully penetrate first time. ENJOY!!

Robin H

If you are say 55+, male most likely, then this is a must see. Dare I say, a must have for your collection? I doubt that the other reviewer was around in the mid 60's! Yes, a lot of music dubs, but totally effective. Humourous but sensitive. I am sure others in aforementioned age group will associate their most impressionable teen years with those of our hero Jamie. As is usually the cae, there is some departure from the book by Hunter Davies, which I have read (and enjoyed) 4 or 5 times these past 35+ years! See the entire film and enjoy the music clips before forming your own judgement. Then watch all over again to pick up on those scenes that didn't fully penetrate first time. ENJOY!!

tony cooper

I loved this film,i fist saw it when it was on at the local cinema and watching it now reminds me of when life was fun.

tony cooper

I loved this film,i fist saw it when it was on at the local cinema and watching it now reminds me of when life was fun.