This movie had the potential to be bloody awful. While it remains 100% predictable and, frankly, something you’ve seen ten times before (think The Last Metro meets The Full Monty with a sprinkling of vague Channel 13 Evelyn Waugh dust on top) I can’t deny that it is entertaining. This is due to Judi Dench, a wonderful performer, who is loving every minute of this movie. Christopher Guest is entertaining in his bad guy role (basically the William Atherton in Ghostbusters role), but I’ve had enough of Bob Hoskins. And the more I think about this movie, I’m reminded of the embarrassing ending when Judi actually stands up on a soapbox and then speaks all of the thoughts her character has had the last 90 minutes. I better stop writing before I give this movie a lower grade.