Film Review: Marvellous

Posted on by 5WC in Film

At Christmas my parents purchased a copy of Marvellous, a biographical film produced purely for the small screen about Neil Baldwin, a man from Stoke-on-Trent who apparently has done it all by essentially just being in the right place at the right time with a big enough smile. And aside from the fact that every remarkable claim in this film is based on the truth, according to my parents it was also “excellent and well worth seeing”.

Since it stars Toby Jones in the lead role, their proclamations of quality could potentially hold true, although while I like Jones and am naturally drawn to him, I find that more often than not he somehow leaves me unfulfilled. I never quite managed to connect to his performances. It’s the same response that I repetitively get from Colin Firth; I’m unable to fight off the draw of their name but then constantly end up feeling let down. Read more