Ethel & Ernest

Ethel & Ernest

DVD - 2018
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The life and times of two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2018.
Branch Call Number: J DVD FIC Ethel
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: Ethel and Ernest
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Dec 26, 2018

Sweet story about a British couple from the 1920's thru 1970. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Dec 04, 2018

Lovely, sweet movie. Good history of the British class system and WWII. The animation was part of the charm of the movie. Well worth the time.

Nov 15, 2018

Excellent animation movie however the images of the two dead bodies (first the mum and then the dad) at the end scared my 7 and 10 years old children so you'd better watch the film with your children and be ready for this part of the movie.

Nov 05, 2018

Fabulous animation that almost is without comparison. The images look so real. The drawings have so much detail. It would fascinate even a man like Walt Disney. Bravo to all the cast and crew for a Five Star True Story Animation Creation!

Nov 01, 2018

As a small child in London during WW2 it bought back so many memories of the war. The Morrison shelter in the kitchen. The V1 (doodlebug) engine cutting out. The bombed and burning buildings. Food rationing and the Labour government.
I didn't expect a lot from the film, but I was captivated by it.

Oct 14, 2018

Animated fantasy of how the good old days were pretty darn good. Gave me a feeling of nostalgia for an age before my birth.

Sep 03, 2018

Interesting life story of a family. The animated colors and computer drawings impressive. Dialogue was hard to understand.

Jul 19, 2018

Highly recommended for its look at ordinary people in extraordinary times. An antidote for too much Downtown Abbey and Nottinghill. (I love both)
This is a hard one to respond to. Sweetly animated, but not sappy. The story of two unremarkable people told by their son decades after their deaths. Anyone with interest in the history of WWII era England will find it interesting although it begins shortly after WWI and runs past the Korean Conflict. If your children are studying Kings and Churchill and the Presidents of that time, this is a powerful contrast they should watch.
Most of my interest was following the changes in ordinary lives of this milkman and former maid. From their falling in love to their deaths, the world, technology, and appliances changed radically. Even their first home was a step up into "middle class" because it had indoor plumbing. The wife's refusal to accept her lot as working poor made her especially endearing; she never once saw herself as having to do without because she had enough.
Beautifully illustrated (except for a perpetually red nose) story of normal people trying to survive by doing their best.

Jun 30, 2018

This is possibly the most dull and boring movie I have ever seen. For me, the best thing about it is that within 5 minutes I realized how utterly dull and boring it was going to be. The next 5 minutes or so I was skipping and fast-forwarding thru it, trying to find something, ANYTHING, that wasn't incredibly dull and boring - but I failed. If they gave an Oscar For Most Dull And Boring Movie, this would win in a landslide!

Jun 28, 2018

Sweet, sentimental but not sappy-- this is a delightfully charming story about the author/illustrator's parents that manages to tell their specific story in a way that is universal. We see RB's parents meet, fall in love, and marry against the backdrop of some of the most seminal events of the mid 20th century. The last part is particularly moving, but all of it is engaging.

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