Finding Your Feet (12A)



Comedy (2017)
111mins UK

Starring: Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton
Director: Richard Loncraine
Writer(s): Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Lady Sandra Abbott can barely contain her joy when her husband Mike announces that he is stepping back from public duties to enjoy a slower pace of life. Soon after, she discovers that Mike is having an affair with mutual friend Pamela. Sandra flees the sprawling marital home and pitches up on the doorstep of her estranged older sister, Bif, who lives in a compact flat on a London housing estate. The two women initially grate until Bif suggests that Sandra should accompany her to dance classes.

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Finding Your Feet (12A)

A well-to-do wife learns that being a free woman is better than being a kept lady in Richard Loncraine's frothy comedy drama, which is choreographed to appeal to mature audiences who checked into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Finding Your Feet isn't on a par with that feel-good octogenarian odyssey and screenwriters Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft struggle to add depth to the two-dimensional characters and a flimsy plot that repeatedly tangos towards aching predictability. Thankfully, Loncraine has attracted a stellar British cast to flesh out the roles and they elevate mediocre material drizzled in mawkish sentimentality...

Finding Your Feet. Copyright: Entertainment One. Imelda Staunton as Sandra Abbott and Timothy Spall as Charlie in Finding Your Feet, directed by Richard Loncraine. All Rights Reserved.Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton brings a touching vulnerability to her haughty lady of the manor, who may never take control of her life because she is so engrossed in everyone else's. She catalyses warm on-screen chemistry with Celia Imrie as her carefree older sister, who seems to have a cheesy mantra for every occasion. "It's one thing being scared of dying. It's a whole different matter being scared of living," she trills. The spectre of terminal illness casts a long shadow over the emotionally manipulative second half of the film, including a preposterous finale in Rome that stretches credibility beyond breaking point.

Lady Sandra Abbott (Staunton) can barely contain her joy when her husband Mike (John Sessions) announces that he is stepping back from public duties to enjoy a slower pace of life. "I've been planning our retirement for the past 35 years!" clucks Sandra to a female pal. Soon after, she discovers that Mike is having an affair with mutual friend Pamela (Josie Lawrence). Sandra flees the sprawling marital home and pitches up on the doorstep of her estranged older sister, Bif (Imrie), who lives in a compact and bijou flat on a London housing estate. The two women initially grate on each other and bohemian spirit Bif, who enjoys bracing morning swims in the River Thames, eventually loses patience with Sandra's snobbery. "Get off your high horse and start treating people with some common decency," snaps Bif. Suitably chastised, Sandra agrees to accompany Bif to community centre dance classes, where she puts her best foot forward with fellow singletons Charlie (Timothy Spall), Ted (David Hayman) and Jackie (Joanna Lumley), whose fifth marriage broke down for religious reasons. "He thought he was God, I didn't," she quips.

Finding Your Feet is overly sweet and undemanding entertainment that takes its time sashaying towards tidy emotional closure. Lumley is poorly served by a script that gifts her only two notable lines of dialogue while Spall's antique furniture restorer doesn't have enough time to fully upholster his love interest. Dance sequences thrum with energy and the cast appear to be having a blast. If only their enjoyment was more infectious.

- Jo Planter

Finding Your Feet. Copyright: Entertainment One. Imelda Staunton as Sandra Abbott and Timothy Spall as Charlie in Finding Your Feet, directed by Richard Loncraine. All Rights Reserved.


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- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
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- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
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- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
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- Norwich, Vue Norwich
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- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
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- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
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- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
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- Penzance, Savoy
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Reel Cinema Plymouth
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
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- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
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- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Roscommon, C & L Plex
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
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- Sutton Coldfield, Empire Sutton Coldfield
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