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      Greatest Days

      2023 1 hr. 52 min. Musical Comedy TRAILER for Greatest Days: Trailer 1 List
      76% 21 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 50+ Ratings Audience Score GREATEST DAYS is the feel-good and universal story of love and friendship featuring the hit songs of Take That and adapted from the smash stage show by the writer of Calendar Girls. We follow five best friends who have the night of their lives seeing their favorite boy band in concert. Twenty-five years later their lives have changed in many different ways as they reunite for one more epic show by their beloved band, to relight their friendship and discover that maybe their greatest days are ahead of them. Read More Read Less

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      Grant R Songs placed in terrible positions, very thin plot. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 10/08/23 Full Review Alan W Belatedly, we have the music of British 90s boyband, Take That, being Mamma Mia-ed into a jukebox musical, and this inevitable, though kinda low-budgeted, film adaptation which spins some of the corniest and mushiest narratives into a very typically Brit-com dramedy that normally will make my eyes do somersaults in the back of my head. A reliably watchable Aisling Bea plays Rachel, a pediatric nurse in either London or Manchester (the geography in this film is terribly inconsistent and/or confusing) who, after winning tickets for a reunion concert in Athens for her favourite boyband (now obligatory multi-racially composed, unlike the very white Take That, for maximum inclusivity/political correctness), is reunited with her school friends/fellow fans (ditto multi-racially composed) whom she hasn't seen for 25 years. Tim Firth's screenplay is hardly subtle, but while how each of Rachel's school friends turned out is random but mildly amusing, the (not particularly) shocking event that led to them growing apart is subjected to some of the most hackneyed obfuscation in operation here. What does work and saves this from being a total disaster is firstly its fresh and likeable younger cast, with Lara McDonnell's young Rachel a perfect match to Bea, while the older cast with indie actor/filmmaker Alice Lowe and comedienne Jayde Adams amp up the comedic factor. Most importantly, we have the nostalgic magic of those incredibly hummable hits which are proficiently infused and incorporated into the narrative without them feeling jammed in. Coky Giedroyc's direction of those musical numbers is assured and pleasing and almost makes the terribly sentimental and predictable plotting palatable. Add an extra star to my rating if you're a middle-aged female Take That fan as this would make a perfect Saturday night's entertainment for you and your mates over a bottle of Rosé or three. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/21/23 Full Review Jonathan M Weird and annoying celebration of mediocrity and making do. Why can no-one cast in this musical sing well? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/29/23 Full Review Yvonne H As a born and bred Clitheronian, . I thought it was dreadful. Acting, storyline none existent. Just really bad. The accents were absolutely awful. I'm not a Take That fan, but if I were, I'd be annoyed. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/29/23 Full Review Ellen B I LOVE THIS FILMMM! everyone should go watch it. and then rewatch it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Debbie C Love this film I went pictures to see it can't get enough of it even got it on Amazon prime Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Wendy Ide Observer (UK) It’s a film that obediently hits the predictable story beats, is regularly punctuated by peppy, disposable musical numbers, but shows no inclination to be much more than a nostalgic marketing vehicle for a collection of anodyne pop songs. Rated: 2/5 Jun 18, 2023 Full Review Clarisse Loughrey Independent (UK) It’s well-performed and efficiently emotive. Just like the music of Take That, I guess. Rated: 3/5 Jun 17, 2023 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) Greatest Days is a little film made with heart and pluck and the very best intentions, but that absolutely isn’t going to get it off the hook. Rated: 2/5 Jun 16, 2023 Full Review Kat Halstead Common Sense Media But the movie has heart and undeniably catchy numbers that will keep viewers watching to the final bow. Mar 18, 2024 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall This lively British comedy almost overflows with cheeky energy, goofy slapstick, personal drama and sentimentality. Rated: 3/5 Jun 20, 2023 Full Review Andy Lea Daily Express (UK) [Coky Giedroy] has to rely on a certain ramshackle charm to paper over its slightly cheap-looking song-and-dance routines. Thankfully, her excellent cast and her choreographer Drew McOnie have that in abundance... Rated: 3/5 Jun 20, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis GREATEST DAYS is the feel-good and universal story of love and friendship featuring the hit songs of Take That and adapted from the smash stage show by the writer of Calendar Girls. We follow five best friends who have the night of their lives seeing their favorite boy band in concert. Twenty-five years later their lives have changed in many different ways as they reunite for one more epic show by their beloved band, to relight their friendship and discover that maybe their greatest days are ahead of them.
      Director
      Coky Giedroyc
      Executive Producer
      Andrew Boswell
      Screenwriter
      Tim Firth
      Production Co
      Elysian Film Group
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English