Burns manages to take on a laundry list of touchy issues in a relatively frank, unflinching manner. His characters retain their dignity and integrity without false dramatic redemption. It's a true adult saga.
Some of the gags crumble on impact, others are stretched out like taffy, but there is enough fun left over to leave most moviegoers happily wallowing in greed, sex, homicide, body snatching and other nefarious diversions.
Mills amusingly hams his way through two or three sequences as one of the dying brothers. Richardson, bland, imperturable old bore, is superb. He and Wilfrid Lawson, portraying a decrepit butler, virtually carry away the acting honors.
I really don't know what to say about this movie, but I think it was disturbing. There is a bottom line conclusion at the beginning as well as at the ending, and its the same both times. I'm pretty sure you will understand what I mean when you watch it.
i had to returned this iten cause it was scratched . i returned it around the 21st of march and came home and reordered it. i don't like how larry does he opens the package i ordered and used a lot of tape recloseing it. wouldn't be easyier to put it in a bag besides what if a costermer was getting something as a presant for a kid and the kid was with them they would'nt want them to see it
We purchased this DVD for our grand daughter who LOVES Shrek-she has all of the DVD' except this one-It is so cute to watch our 21 month old PRINCESS put on her crown like Fiona has and laugh with each scene. Great purchase for her.