Margery & Gladys [DVD] [Import]

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Margery & Gladys [DVD] [Import]

Margery & Gladys [DVD] [Import]

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Although Penelope Keith mentions "the George Formbys," his soundtracks are not used and he gets no screen credit. June Brown has had a long stint as chain-smoking whinger Dot Cotton on 'EastEnders': unlike Ms Keith, in real life June Brown *is* a great deal like her most well-known role. It is easy for the frequent viewer of television to become pessimistic about the future of the medium. The proliferation of channels has led to fragmentation of the audience and a general shortage of money for quality programs. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

Recently widowed Margery Heywood ( Penelope Keith) and her cleaning woman Gladys Gladwell ( June Brown) disturb a would-be burglar breaking into Margery's house in Kent. Keith and Brown work very well together and are a delight to watch as they get deeper and deeper into trouble, in turn bickering with and rescuing each other.They prove to be more than a match for the unlikely pair of policemen, DI Woolley (Roger Lloyd Pack) and DS Stringer (Martin Freeman), who are left to solve the ladies disappearance and puzzling string of crimes which follow. If you enjoy the genre of the 'classic' British comedy that this movie definitely belongs to, you won't be disappointed.

After all, a neighborhood watch meeting recently warned home owners that British laws do not favor them when they defend their homes and lives.Their uneasy alliance is made uneasier when Margery learns that her late husband Eric had a 20-year affair with Gladys and the discovery profoundly affect Margery's son Graham. Believing that she has killed him, she panics and flees the house with Gladys, leaving behind her handbag.

As the women race across the countryside in a beat-up Fiesta, they each learn a whole lot about each other, even though Brown has been Keith's cleaning lady for decades. Believing themselves unintentional killers, the two flee in Gladys's old wreck of a car, commencing a journey of comedic misunderstandings in which these two very different ladies embark on a shared voyage of self-discovery. While she meets the locals and even starts a new romance, she has to learn to let the life she planned for give way to a love she never could have imagined, and finds this festive small town is hiding one big holiday secret. Margery is devastated to learn of a twenty-year affair between her late husband and Gladys - and that her son knew of it. Penelope Keith (classy as ever) has played society matrons and snobbish beldames in several long-running sitcoms.When wealthy, recently-widowed suburban housewife, Margery (PENELOPE KEITH), and her rough diamond of a cleaner, Gladys (JUNE BROWN), disturb a house burglar, they knock him unconscious, panic and leave him for dead, fleeing in the cleaners wrecked old car. With the police, led by about-to-retire Detective Inspector Woolley ( Roger Lloyd-Pack) on their trail, the two women drive to Fleetwood, only to meet the childhood friend. Also good are Adam Godley as Keith's repressed son with a cleaning fetish, Roger Lloyd Pack as the detective counting the days til retirement, Peter Vaughan as Brown's smarmy husband, and Martin Freeman as the dumb sergeant.



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