A day in the park
Hampstead Heath, that wonderful expanse in London is the setting for
this delightful comedy. Directed with style by Ed Blum, the comedy
brings some of England's most interesting actors together in a film
that is as easy to take like a summer in the park with a nice breeze in
We are taken to meet several people that seem to be enjoying their day,
totally unconnected to one another. We meet Iris, a widow, whose
reaction to Eddy, the older man that asks her if she would mind sharing
her bench, is not exactly a happy one. Yet, they seem to have more in
common than one could have suspected. They have met because of they
have gone to the park on the wrong day.
Then, there is the young gay couple who are seen in the "Men Only"
section of the park, talking about their life together and how one
would stop cruising other men if they could agree in adopting a child.
That proves to be wishful thinking, because when all it's said and
done, the same proponent is seen trailing after a hot number to a
secluded area to engage in sex, no doubt. One wonders about how
realistic his expectations can be.
One of the best vignettes involves a blind date. The two people one
sees seem to hit it off well, although they seem to have different
opinions on what they expect from one another. There is also a funny
sequence involving a couple that meets to what appear to be a happy
reunion for a nice stroll, and suddenly a shock comes when she asks him
for money for her fee, which has gone up in price.
All the actors in the film contribute tremendously to the enjoyment of
it by acting effortlessly in this comedy that seems to be about
nothing, yet it reveals a lot of inner tensions in many of the
Best of all, Ewan McGregor and Douglas Hodge as the gay lovers. Eileen
Atkins and Benjamin Whitrow make a perfect old couple. Gina McKee and
Hugh Bonneville are effective as the couple on the blind date.
Contributions by Adrian Lester, Sophie Onokedo, Polly Aird, and Polly
Walker enhance the film.
Ed Blum shows a talent for creating people so different that happen to
be one day in Hampstead Heath truly believable..
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This is a beautifully made film, the style is original, simple, and
very easy to watch. It's a short film about life and love set on
Hampstead Heath, and is without a doubt one of the sweetest films made
in a number of years. It has no complex plot, but is interesting and
filled with many amusing anecdotes, and will make you laugh out loud at
times. Filled with a very talented cast, and many familiar faces
(Andrew Lincoln, and Hugh Bonneville being a few of my favourites) this
movie is far from dull, and particularly easy to relate to. I have
watched it numerous times, with numerous people, and have yet to find
someone (male or female) who does not share my high opinion of this
film. I highly recommend it to anyone..