Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Beautiful, Heartwarming Movie: Ladies in Black

Photo via IMDb

"Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney." (IMDb)

PG/2018/1 hour 49 minutes
Directed by Bruce Beresford

*minor spoiler alert*
Sometimes being on social media really pays off, like when you see a recommendation that turns out to be a hidden gem! Thanks to Joan of Rivendell on Twitter, who tweeted about Ladies in Black, I saw this beautiful, heartwarming, fun film. I need to watch it again soon, because being conditioned to have something at least a bit tragic happen in most films, I kept waiting for something like that to occur in Ladies in Black, but it didn't. The main characters of the ensemble cast were all likable, behave like adults, and are kind and caring--it is so refreshing and touching! There wasn't one missed element, from the outstanding cast to the costumes to the direction to the script.

Look at those costumes! Julia Ormond (remember her from Sabrina?) Photo via IMDb

Ladies in Black is simply lovely and will no doubt become a favorite of mine. There are even some nods to Jane Austen in this coming of age/romance/friendship film. Sometimes intertwined stories don't work for me, but Ladies in Black handles each with grace and a light touch. Do yourself a favor and watch Ladies in Black!

Overall ★★★★★ (5/5)
Comfort 🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵(5/5)
Romance ❤❤❤❤  (4/5)

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