First screened in June 2015
Director: Paul King. Cast: Voice of Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Geoffrey Palmer, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Steve Oram, Matt Lucas, voices of Imelda Staunton, Michael Gambon. Screenplay: Paul King (based on a screen story by Hamish McColl, with uncredited assists from Emma Thompson). Twitter Capsule:
Silly at times; tenuous when teaching Lessons. But fleet, clever, and great fun. Unexpectedly Amélie-ish. Kidman a hoot.
Uncommonly sure-footed as a children's film that might amuse adults, and as a deeply weird film that nonetheless plays as mass entertainment. Pulled off against heavy odds.