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Old 20-08-2013, 23:20
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My Nana Jo is turning 52 soon and I want to buy her some DVD's. She likes period dramas and British comedy so what films would you recommend?
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Old 20-08-2013, 23:33
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A Fish Called Wanda
Clue
Goodbye, Mr Chips
Chariots of Fire
Zulu
Dr Straneglove
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Old 21-08-2013, 02:53
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The Sting
Harper (Paul Newman movie)
Alfie

i was going to say Shame for a laugh
but then i wouldn't want to be held responsible for you're nana getting a full frontal view of Carrie Mulligans ugly body or Michael Fassbenders genitals.
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Old 21-08-2013, 08:53
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a funny, feel-good film (although probably aimed at an older audience than Nana Jo).

Love Is All You Need is a really nice romantic comedy with Pierce Brosnan but not out till 2nd September.
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Old 21-08-2013, 10:25
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Your Nana Jo is still a youngster!

Boxset of Downtown Abbey?
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:10
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My Nana Jo is turning 52 soon and I want to buy her some DVD's. She likes period dramas and British comedy so what films would you recommend?
Bloody cheek! I am 51 and my wife is 52 and we went to see Kick Ass 2 last night and both enjoyed it and certainly didnt feel as if we were seeing something we were too old for!. In recent months we have seen Hangover 3, The Worlds End and 21 and over. Perhaps cinemas should start a 50- certificate where you can only go in if you are under 50! Like the 18 certificate from another angle! Seriously not everyone over 50 only wants to see historical dramas.
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:14
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What about the Ealing comedies?
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:32
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Quartet
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:36
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It's neither a British Comedy nor a Costume Drama, but my 70 year old in-laws really enjoyed "Red".

Anyway, if she's 52 now (which really isn't that old) then she would have probably been 18 in 1979. So how about something to remember her youth?

Let's see, Alien, Star Trek The Motion Picture, The Amitivite Horror, Rocky II, Moonraker, Apocalypse now...umm not a lot of Comedy or Costumes to be seen there.

Oh there was Life of Brian, can't get more British Comedy that that.
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Old 21-08-2013, 12:36
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A Serbian Film.
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Old 21-08-2013, 14:48
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She's 52 not 92!

What about the Ealing comedies?
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Old 21-08-2013, 15:50
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Try 'Adore' aka 'Perfect Parents', its an Aussie film about two mothers falling for their best friend son.
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Old 21-08-2013, 16:41
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I can't believe I didn't think of this but get her the entire boxset of BLACKADDER!

It's British Comedy AND period!
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Old 21-08-2013, 17:31
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My Nana Jo is turning 52 soon and I want to buy her some DVD's. She likes period dramas and British comedy so what films would you recommend?
Period films
North & South (mini series starring Richard Armitage)
A Room With a View
Firelight
Around the World in 80 Days (mini series starring Pierce Brosnan)
Bright Star
The Young Victoria (Emily Blunt)
The King's Speech
Atonement

When the Lights Went Out (this is a ghost story set in 1970s-era England - my mum found the ghost story so-so and occasionally scary, but she loved the sight of all things 1970s. Same with Last Day of Summer.)

British comedy films
Still Crazy
A Fish Called Wanda
Gregory's Girl
Local Hero
Truly, Madly, Deeply
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (also a period drama)
Shirley Valentine
Hear My Song
Wish You Were Here (maybe a bit too depressing?)
Jack and Sarah
The Commitments (warning: a lot of swearing)
Sliding Doors
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Old 08-09-2013, 21:19
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Clockwise is another good British comedy film
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Old 08-09-2013, 22:05
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If your "nana" is only 52, she ought to like almost every film you can think of, as long as it is decent.

When Scarface with Al Pacino came out your "nana" was all of 22, and when The Godfather was released your "nana" was all of eleven.

I've never, ever known such a patronising thread.
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Old 08-09-2013, 22:16
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To be fair, the OP said what type of films her nan likes.

I'd have thought this is because is through observating and listening to what her nan has said over the years - rather than just her assuming she likes a certain type of film because of her nan's age!!
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Old 08-09-2013, 22:27
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To be fair, the OP said what type of films her nan likes.

I'd have thought this is because is through observating and listening to what her nan has said over the years - rather than just her assuming she likes a certain type of film because of her nan's age!!
Some background info;

The OP is a made up character by a well known PBU. He/she keeps registering under new usernames and trolls the forum before getting banned, again.
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Old 08-09-2013, 22:45
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Some background info;

The OP is a made up character by a well known PBU. He/she keeps registering under new usernames and trolls the forum before getting banned, again.
Sounds about right! Sounds like a 72 or 82-year-old to me, rather than a 52-year-old.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:34
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I am 53 and go to see all the latest movies. Recently seen kick ass 2, you're next, we're the millers, worlds end, and conjuring.
Age should not be a barrier to what you should go and see in the cinema. If you want to see a particular movie go and see it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:24
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I am 53 and go to see all the latest movies. Recently seen kick ass 2, you're next, we're the millers, worlds end, and conjuring.
Age should not be a barrier to what you should go and see in the cinema. If you want to see a particular movie go and see it.
Well said. I am 51 and have seen most of those films at the cinema instead. But really we should be watching early Chaplin films or Valentino according to this thread!
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Old 10-09-2013, 15:15
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Bloody cheek! I am 51 and my wife is 52 and we went to see Kick Ass 2 last night and both enjoyed it and certainly didnt feel as if we were seeing something we were too old for!. In recent months we have seen Hangover 3, The Worlds End and 21 and over. Perhaps cinemas should start a 50- certificate where you can only go in if you are under 50! Like the 18 certificate from another angle! Seriously not everyone over 50 only wants to see historical dramas.
Shouldn't you be in bed Grandad?
LOL only joking, I'm not far of that age myself

To the OP, I don't think age has anything to do with it, it's purely down to personal taste. My Mum for instance is almost 70 and she asked for the Terminator films & Amazing Spiderman for her last birthday! Not all old fogeys sit at home watching Countdown and Murder She Wrote on a loop
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Old 10-09-2013, 15:51
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Shouldn't you be in bed Grandad?
LOL only joking, I'm not far of that age myself

To the OP, I don't think age has anything to do with it, it's purely down to personal taste. My Mum for instance is almost 70 and she asked for the Terminator films & Amazing Spiderman for her last birthday! Not all old fogeys sit at home watching Countdown and Murder She Wrote on a loop
I like Murder She Wrote, and I'm a 44 year old bloke! Then again I also like Columbo, Poirot, and Monk, and stuff like that in general.

Anyway, I agree with what others have posted. I don't see the need to specially select films for someone of that age.
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