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Time Out says

JR Ackerley's wonderfully moving novel wouldn't work without the central relationship between an ageing lonely gay and his Alsatian. Colin Gregg hasn't solved that one - how can you on screen? - and concentrates elsewhere, losing the point in a plethora of Brit caricatures, Liz Smith prominent among them. Bates does his over-familiar mannered queen in melancholy circs, effectively shafting any chance of sympathy, and only Oldman as his unreliable lover gives any sense of layered life, earning a pang as the trap snaps shut upon his prospects.
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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Colin Gregg
  • Screenwriter:Hugh Stoddart
  • Cast:
    • Alan Bates
    • Gary Oldman
    • Frances Barber
    • Liz Smith
    • Max Wall
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