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Can anyone recommend a good film for Easter?

(7 Posts)
hellymart Thu 13-Apr-17 17:20:24

My parents (81 and 91 and very much 'on the ball'!), are coming to stay for a couple of days over Easter. I thought it might be nice if, one evening we all (4 adults) watched a DVD together on our big 50" tv screen (a bit like going to the cinema!) But what film to get?! I just wondered if anyone had any recommendations? Something recent, funny and not too heavy would be great. Not anything violent, war-related or too 'girly' either. It's a tough call, I know but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be very grateful! thanks in advance

merlotgran Thu 13-Apr-17 18:05:43

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is possibly a good bet. Warm and funny with great acting from Dame Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy.

Nostalgia wise I liked Grace of Monaco although it was panned by the critics. Your parents would definitely be familiar with the era.

Since we bought an Amazon fire stick and downloaded Netflix, Saturday night has become movie night chez merlot grin

KatyK Thu 13-Apr-17 18:14:00

Saving Mr Banks is rather lovely.

hellymart Thu 13-Apr-17 18:15:50

Thank you both for your suggestions - I will certainly consider all of those films!

KatyK Thu 13-Apr-17 18:41:52

Also Up is a lovely film. I am not usually keen on animations but this is so sweet and heart rending.

Jalima1108 Thu 13-Apr-17 19:58:02

Well, it's not recent but I wonder if they might enjoy The King's Speech because they may remember George VI's first speech as King. You can get it on DVD or perhaps Netflix if you have that.

Grannyknot Thu 13-Apr-17 22:00:58

Saving Mr Banks is a great film.

I watched a film on Sky this week - Wild Oats. I stumbled on it and when I saw that Shirley Maclaine, Jessica Lange and Billy Connolly were the stars in it, I pulled up a chair and settled in for the afternoon smile. It was very entertaining. Light but entertaining.