Film review - Finding your feet


I had to watch this film on a day when the universe was clearly conspiring against me, resulting in one of those awful days. Luckily for me, Finding Your Feet momentarily arrested me from whatever existential crisis I was experiencing. Such is the undeniable charm of Richard Loncraine’s latest offering.

After exposing her husband’s cheating ways, Sandra (Imelda Staunton) moves in with her estranged sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Bif’s tiny flat is a world away from the life of luxury Sandra is accustomed to. In an attempt to rekindle Sanda’s zest for life, Bif drags her along to a community dance class. From there Sandra gradually remembers to embrace simple pleasures in life she’d long forgotten to savour.

While it won’t win any awards, Finding Your Feet is a serviceable, run-of-the-mill film which does what it needs to do. It’s a bunch of veteran British stars you’ll easily recognise, all putting in honest work. My only really complaints were that It’s possibly fifteen to twenty minutes too long and the story verges on predictable. That can be said about a plenty of films each year. This is a harmless feel-good story about self rediscovery, which thankfully, is the type of tale which never really goes out of vogue.

Should you see it? Click the trailer below, if it strikes your fancy, you’ll be able to guess what type of film you’re in for. If the humour doesn’t hook you, I’d suggest you sit this one out.

6/10

- Stu

Finding Your Feet releases in cinemas on February 22nd

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