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      Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War

      2000 1 hr. 55 min. Comedy List
      Reviews 51% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Ousted from her house by her son (Peter Capaldi), a woman (Pauline Collins) leads a rebellion against the corrupt boss of a rest home. Read More Read Less

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      isla s I thought this was a delightful, quirky and decidedly amusing British film - it features a very British sense of humour/type of comedy. I found myself feeling quite sorry for Mrs Caldicots situation - I was rooting for her when she reacted in a less than expected manner to her husbands death and even moreso when she rebelled against the old folks home. It has a gentle feel to it, as it is very much a (as I say) British film but thats not necessarily a bad thing. If your wondering about the film title and how that relates to the plot, with no mention of farmland or food, then I can tell you that it does have a meaning specifically relating to the old folks home but I won't provide a spoiler by explaining what it is - you'll have to watch it to find out!. Its fair to say it has aged a bit with the music played - infact I was surprised its as recent as from 2003, as while watching it on TV I assumed it was from sometime between the mid 80s and the early 90s but apparently not!. Also there are perhaps some cheesy aspects to it but for the most part I enjoyed it and I certainly thought it was, overall, a decent, good film. Would I recommend it? yes, I would. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review ed l Magnificent! I've watched it several times, and read some of the sequels as well. A very important issue, but shared with great joy, love, and respect. I love it. Dr Coleman is a national treasure. Listen to whatever he says, about health, covid, you name it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Just watched this 16 yr old film & thought it was cute. I enjoyed it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Kate K Unrealistic hogwash. It is a feel good piece. Ultimately it promises to be nice to elderly folk. What a crock. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/21/17 Full Review Audience Member wow ummmm just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch........its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that sheila reid (from the brilliant tv series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.), gwenllian davies, anna wilson jones (from the brilliant tv series misfits), peter capaldi (from the brilliant tv series Doctor Who), pauline collins (from the brilliant tv series Doctor Who), play good roles/parts thorughout this movie......i think that the director of this art house/international/comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie.......i think that john alderton - the real life partner of Pauline Collins, was brilliant throughout this movie.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......i think that tony robinson (from the brilliant tv series black adder) was brilliant throughout this movie in his cameo as he was so funny throughout this movie........i think that martin jarvis (from the brilliant tv series Doctor Who) was brilliant throughout this movie.......i think that Peter Capaldi as Derek was great thorughout this movie......i think that this is such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch i think that this is such a really sad movie 2 watch but its such a really enjoyable movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......i think that Isla Blair as Matron was good thorughout this movie.......i think that Angela Bruce as Gina was good thorughout this movie......i think that this is such a really well written/acted/directed movie 2 watch its such a really enjoyable movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie....its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie......its got a good cast throughout this movie its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch its got a good cast throughout this movie its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch........ Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly good, heartwarming Sunday afternoon fare. Pauline Collins is ace as the OAP's Spartacus. Feels a bit like a Disney kind of thing for adults. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Jamie Russell BBC.com Rated: 1/5 May 20, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Ousted from her house by her son (Peter Capaldi), a woman (Pauline Collins) leads a rebellion against the corrupt boss of a rest home.
      Director
      Ian Sharp
      Screenwriter
      Malcolm Stone
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English