‘Finding Your Feet’ MOVIE REVIEW: A Familiar Crowd-Pleaser with Strong Lead Turns

Entertainment One Finding Your Feet begins in a rather stilted manner, and for a short while the thought of sitting through two hours of pretentious aristocratic blather seems like a lot to bear. Of course, with its title suggesting a renewed lease on life, the film was always going to have its ebbs and flows. I guess I just wasn’t in the mood to hitch along for the ride. I had to remind myself of the target audience, and I had to put their interests before my own. And obviously this is the type of film they would love. But then something happened (I guess some type of cinema-magic dust must have got into my session or something… yes, that’s it) and I found myself caught up in an entirely wonderful, emotionally-driven story. Sandra (Imelda Staunton) is a middleclass housewife (and snob) whose life falls apart when she catches her husband having an affair with her friend on the night of his retirement. The revelation happens in front of all of their family and friends, and when faced with humiliation she turns to her estranged sister, Bif (Celia Imrie), a free-spirited “new-age’ woman who lives in a shoe-box council […]

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