Watch Finding Your Feet online free – Watched this absolute gem of a film at the Telegraph’s special screening at the Vue cinema in London’s West End last night. I went with my friend who is much older than I am and is much nearer in age to the target demographic but I will certainly be recommending it to my friends as I came away feeling that age had nothing to do with it. It was about tacking life’s issues with courage, humour and strength, no matter how old you are. Haven’t laughed and cried in a cinema like that for years and looking around at the end when the lights came up I definitely wasn’t the only audience member. I’m probably not going to go out and join a dance class but I will remember Sandra and Bif’s sense of humour and spirit for a very long time.
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Finding Your Feet review by PipAndSqueak – Mildly sweet, sour and bitter & all forms of endings
Uplifting this is not. If you go to see this, think of it as a documentary of all the crap life events you will be only too familiar with the older you are. Seen from this perspective the mildly smile-worthy incidents provide a welcome break. Unfortunately, you will be encouraged to regard it as an upbeat movie for the world weary. The cast are well chosen but a few are a little type-cast thus providing nothing novel for us watching whilst enabling the actors to perform on autopilot. Imelda Staunton manages the most imaginative performance with some beautifully observed facial expressions. Such a shame this film misses any mark. It felt like weekday afternoon TV filler.
Finding Your Feet review by Johnpdyer – Thoroughly enjoyable
Loved the locations and the sensitive – at times- and insensitive – at other times – behaviour of the main cast. I have a puzzle, though. A character known as Gerald appears and very quickly disappears (when you see it you’ll know what I mean). He isn’t listed in the credits here, although he is credited on the bfi.org listing for the film. Watching ‘Death In Paradise’ after getting home from the showing, we were struck by the resemblance to one of the characters in last Thursday’s episode.
Finding Your Feet review by bob-the-movie-man – Foot tapping and Tear Jerking.
There are some films whose trailers really don’t properly represent their contents. The trailer for the new ‘grey-pound’ film “Finding Your Feet” promised a light hearted and witty foray into an elderly dance-club. And, yes, you get some laughs. But it’s very much a bitter sweet comedy, and the bitterness is ladled on by the bucketload leading to more tears than smiles through the majority of the running time.
Sandra (Imelda Staunton, “Pride”) – now Lady Sandra, after her husband’s latest knighthood – is in a predictable, sex-free but reasonably happy marriage to legal beagle Mike (John Sessions, “Denial”, “Florence Foster Jenkins”) when her world is shaken to its core on discovering that Mike has been having a five-year affair with her best friend Pamela (Josie Lawrence). Moving in with her Bohemian sister Bif (Celia Imrie, “Bridget Jones Baby”), she struggles to integrate into her decidedly lower class lifestyle and find common ground with Bif’s dance club friends Charlie (Timothy Spall, “Denial”, “Mr Turner”), Ted (David Hayman) and Jackie (Joanna Lumley, “The Wolf of Wall Street”).
Can Sandra turn her downward spiral around and find love and happiness again? Well, the posters scream “The Feel Good Film of the Year” so you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know the answer to that! But it’s a bumpy journey for sure.
Getting all the acting honours is Timothy Spall, who is far too good to be buried away in this small British rom com. To watch him do “ordinary bloke doing ordinary things” is an absolute delight. He adds class and distinction to every scene he’s in, especially for those concerned with his truly tragic and upsetting back-story. Running a close second is Celia Imrie who has a wicked smile off to perfection and adds a lot of emotional depth to her performance: and she needs the range, since she too is on a pretty emotional journey through the second half of the film.
John Sessions and Josie Lawrence – old compatriots of course from the original version of TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway” – also deliver marvellous cameo performances, as does Phoebe Nicholls (“The Elephant Man”, “Downton Abbey”) as the tennis playing friend Janet.
Less convincing for me was Imelda Staunton, particularly in the first half of the film: for me she never quite pulls off the icy cold emotional wreck of Sandra, but is much better once the thaw has set in.
The film is written by Meg Leonard (in a debut script) and Nick Moorcroft (who did the “St Trinians” scripts). And there are some funny lines in there, although it has to be said that there are not enough of them. The majority of the best ones in fact are in the trailer, never bettered by Joanna Lumley’s zinger…. “My last marriage ended for religious reasons…. he thought he was God and I didn’t”! There’s not much more room for comic lines, since the rest of the script is stuffed with the dramatic outcomes from various flavours of old-age malady. Fortunately I was one of the younger members of the generally grey-haired audience, but for those further up the scale it must have been like staring into the void!
The film will win no awards for choreography, since the dance scenes are gloriously inept and out of sync. But this all rather adds to the charm of the piece.
Directed by Richard Loncraine, director of the equally forgettable Brit-flick “Wimbledon” and the rather more memorable “Brimstone and Treacle”, this is as Douglas Adams would have said “Mostly Harmless”: a film that most over-50’s will find a pleasant way to spend two hours. But go in expecting a drama with comic moments, rather than the hilarious comedy predicted by the trailer, and you will be better prepared.
Finding Your Feet review by Davidgee – Dancing to the beat of the feel-good factor
This is the latest British tragi-comedy from the FOUR WEDDINGS school of movie-making. Sandra (Imelda Staunton), the middle-aged wife of a newly knighted police chief in leafy Surrey, discovers he’s been cheating on her. She goes to live with her Bohemian sister Bif (Celia Imrie) in a council flat in North London. Bif could not be more different from Sandra: a serial demonstrator, she swims year-roun in Highgate Ponds, drinks too much and smokes pot. She also goes to a dance club for senior citizens. Her best friend Charlie (Timothy Spall) lives on a houseboat in Paddington and daily visits his wife who is in care, so far lost to Alzheimer’s that she no longer knows him.
Sandra was a dance champion as a child. She reluctantly accompanies her sister to the dance studio and … You can pretty well guess the rest of the movie. It’s extremely predictable and sentimentality is layered on like celebrity tanning oil, but (a big BUT) it’s bursting with charm and likeable – lovable – characters. The cast of ‘Britpack’ stalwarts includes Joanna Lumley and David Hayman. Everybody acts – and dances – effortlessly to win our hearts. And win them they do. There’s an episode where the dance group goes to Rome, and – how obvious is this? – Charlie takes Sandra to the Trevi Fountain at night. Totally beguiling!
This is very much a ‘companion piece to Song for Marion (2012) with grumpy Terence Stamp, ailing Vanessa Redgrave and a singing rather than dancing club for seniors. The matinee audience at my multiplex in Brighton yesterday applauded at the end of FINDING YOUR FEET. Applause was deserved. The feel-good factor dances off the screen. You will feel good!
Finding Your Feet review by Chrisjhembury – Finding Your Feet ****
Finding Your Feet is British Romantic Comedy Drama telling a mature love story of life, starting again and discovering yourself.
The story see Lady Abbot a high class socialite who discovers that her Husband of 34 years has been having a on going affair and is forced to stay with her free spirited poor sister.
The film delivers on all sides of it’s mixed genre format perfectly blending the comedy the romance and a healthy dose of Drama that cements the story and various points is spot on.
The rarity of a mature Rom Com being made is totally capitalized on by the amazing array of talent they have in the cast. Everyone involved smashes their lines and relishes the scenes which they most know do not come along that often in the mainstream for their age.
Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie as the sisters work very well together whether they are arguing, bonding or crying there is a chemistry that hits the screen.
Timothy Spall as a leading love interest is not something ever associated with the actor and yet fits the part superbly gritty, heart felt, comedic and tender.
The first hour shoots bye with a well paced scripted story that delivers not only the laughs but the dramatic moments as well.
The care that has gone into the characters is refreshing with almost everyone having a back story, with them all being tragic with works in contrast to the happiness they put out.
There’s a slight halt in pace at the mid way point which is not long lasting and replaced with tidy third act that delivers a beautiful story that should leave the audience with a smile.
A love story that looks at life with a such a over view it begs the question of not just love but the meaning of happiness that only occurs in such overview until older years.
To pull off that maturity in the Romantic Comedy genre whilst still hitting all the right beats is a real achievement and a wonderful additional to famous British Rom Com collection.
Finding Your Feet review by Suelavender – Why don’t they make more films like this?
It’s been years since I enjoyed brilliant British comedies like The Full Monty, Calendar Girls, Four Weddings, East is East and thankfully this is one of them. Very funny, very moving but sent me out of the preview screening literally tapping my feet with a smile on my face! Not often you get to say that when you visit your local cinema. Love it and would highly recommend!
Finding Your Feet review by rstoughton-90523 – Brilliant and gentle comedy
Finding your feet is something of a triumph. I’m not a fan, generally, of “Romcom”-type movies, but this is really quite special and has a depth to it which would, in other hands, be lacking. I admit that I am a real admirer of Richard Loncraine’s work, from “Richard III” (starring Ian McKellen) through his work with Spielberg on “Band of Brothers”, his wonderful “The Gathering Storm” Churchill movie and “My House in Umbria”. Not only does he clearly get wonderful performances from the very best of British actors, but he seems capable of shining new light on a whole range of subjects with clarity, wit and style. Finding Your Feet is both gentle and strangely exhilarating. Despite the odd twist and turn, the film is not exactly in new territory but what it delivers it delivers in style. The acting is tremendous, the characters eminently credible and compelling, and as the story unfolds there are moments of wonderful comedy and razor-sharp wit against a backdrop of pathos, wisdom and honesty. That the film can move from tragedy to triumphant humour in the blink of an eye is a credit to the script, the acting and the direction.
Finding Your Feet review by Davidachurch – One of the best films this year
Watched this marvelous film today and although most of the audience were towards the upper age demographic and are obviously the target audience I thoroughly enjoyed the film which had plenty of humour and tears of sadness and joy. Some reviewers made comments regarding the plot development but I enjoyed the intertwining story lines which brought the whole story to the inevitable but enjoyable end. The acting was superb especially Celia Imrie , Timothy Spall and Imelda Staunton but all the rest of the cast gave a great performance. I will certainly get this film when it comes out on DVD as it is certainly worth watching again.
Finding Your Feet review by tizzle-575-752034 – You will come away from this film feeling a whole lot better than when you went in
This is not just a “feel good” run of the mill film. Finding Your Feet has depth and acknowledges so many of the painful situations ‘mature’, ‘third age’ ‘older’ or whatever label one wishes to put on those no longer young, face oft times on a regular basis. This film also acknowledges the strength, compassion and sheer bloody mindedness these same people exhibit to get through the bad bits and come out smiling – and you will too.
Finding Your Feet review by Headgirl74 – A film that made me laugh out loud and cry
It’s not often that I go to the cinema and come out feeling like I’ve been on a big emotional journey. This film took me on one and I’d be happy to retrace my steps for a second viewing. Loved every minute. Not only does it star some of Britain’s finest actors, it has a very funny and thought provoking script. I hope I’ve got friends like that around me when I hit retirement.
Finding Your Feet review by Figgy66-915-598470 – A must watch fil
26 February 2018 Film of Choice at The Plaza Dorchester Tonight – Finding Your Feet. This is a great film about growing older and learning to enjoy it. It’s a film with happiness, sadness, joy and disappointment. Starring some of our favourite older actors and actresses this is the story of Sandra (Imelda Staunton) who, as she is about to embark on her golden years with her husband, discovers he has been having an affair. Sandra immediately decamps to her sister’s tiny flat and proceeds to fall apart. What happens next is a tale of survival and reinvention as she puts her life back together. I thought this film was great, we met people with problems and secrets of their own who came together to forget about it all in a weekly dance class. I hope we can all age like this, there was very little that was graceful about it but my goodness they looked like they could have some fun. A great cast including Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and the utterly fabulous Celia Imre, I urge you to go and see his film, even if for a couple of hours to escape your own life. Funny, moving, outrageous and lots of fun.
Finding Your Feet review by CineMuseFilms – a gentle Brit-com laced with upper-class ridicule and feminist self-discovery
It is said that American comedy laughs at people whereas British comedy laughs with them. Whether you agree or not, there is a difference and it is difficult to define. A late-life marriage break-up, two deaths, two funerals, and dementia might sound serious but they are perfect comedic fodder in Finding Your Feet (2018), a gentle British rom-com laced with upper-class ridicule and feminist self-discovery.
After four decades of marriage respectability, Lady Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband has been having a long-term affair with her best friend. She storms into the life of her hippie older sister Bif (Celia Imrie) seeking refuge in her modest flat on a London council estate. In true British style, she dearly clings to her title until she realises the locals don’t give a toss about uppity types. Just when she despairs about her future, she revives a passion for dancing and glimmers of romance appear in the most unlikely places. The local dance class becomes a touring troupe that includes her sister, a scruffy romantic named Charlie (Timothy Spall) and the hilariously haughty Jackie (Joanna Lumley). Meanwhile ‘Lady’ Sandra reverts to ordinary Sandra as she discovers that life can begin again at any age.
Films like this give divorce an attractive name. Depending on how existential you want to be, the story can be about the innate power to find yourself in the most adverse circumstances or, on the other hand, a barrel of smirks about the idiosyncrasies of the British class system, the joys of getting older and wiser, and the role of fun in living well. The casting is impeccable and their performances are A-class as you would expect in a quality British production. Although the ensemble are uniformly excellent, Imelda Staunton and Timothy Spall are the standout duo as they depict polar opposite social types who find themselves in each other.
The same plot with a younger cast might struggle, but somehow watching older people dismantle and rebuild their joy of life under the wet blanket of British social conventions is always amusing. There are no outrageous laughs nor are people or situations held to ridicule. The film’s pleasure comes entirely from an intelligent script that makes wry observations of life’s ironies and people’s peculiarities. It’s not all funny, but the tears and sad moments are brief. The delightfully corny ending ensures you leave this warm-hearted film feeling good.