Deborah Ross

Same old story | 24 May 2018

The film’s treacly and formulaic and will only appeal to those who plan to watch the Marigold Hotel for the 29th time

Edie tells the story of an 84-year-old woman who wants to fulfil a girlhood ambition by climbing a Scottish mountain. It stars the wonderful Sheila Hancock who has been criminally underused cinematically down the years — ‘I wasn’t considered attractive enough,’ she recently said. As there are anyway too few films featuring older women with their own narratives, I am absolutely desperate to be generous about this.

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