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      Bed Sitting Room

      PG-13 Released Sep 28, 1969 1h 30m Comedy List
      64% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 63% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Among the ruins of a London devastated by nuclear war, the survivors ineffectually cling to increasingly meaningless social structures. While radioactivity randomly transforms various people into animals and inanimate objects, an absurd election for prime minister takes place. And the parents of Penelope (Rita Tushingham), a young woman who's been with child for nearly a year and a half, want her to marry a man with a promising future, though the fate of the world itself is rather dim. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Vincent Canby New York Times Apocalyptic or prophetic cinema, whether it is in the form of science fiction or farce, demands more than picturesque sets and costumes and a decent, concerned sensibility. Feb 9, 2019 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times All of the characters are mad, of course, but that's not the point; this isn't a heavy-handed anti-war parable, but a series of sketches that gradually grow more and more grim. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 9, 2019 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader One of [Lester's] best efforts, a remarkably sharp and deadly satire. Feb 9, 2019 Full Review Arthur Ross Los Angeles Free Press The culmination of [Richard Lester's] career to date. Jan 8, 2020 Full Review Penelope Houston The Spectator Anything goes, so in the long run nothing much goes, and we're left with actors scampering through charades whose import becomes vaguer with every wild-eyed hit or miss apparition. Feb 9, 2019 Full Review Tony Sloman Radio Times Lester is quite at home in this surreal world. Rated: 3/5 Feb 9, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I don't wish to comment, other than to state that this is one of my favourite films of all time. It is a film that doesn't age but, changes according to time. I saw it about the time it was released and many times since and each time the relevance and new insight comes with passing time and changing world. It is the kind of film i would watch to make sure everything is still allright. Incidentally; the word 'favourite' , i just wrote was underlined, to inform me of a spelling mistake, where in reality, i had spelt it correctly. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a laugh in it! Lame attempt at Monty Python-esque humor. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review delysid d i can see why people hated this movie... it was awful Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/22/18 Full Review Audience Member Unbearably, darkly comic. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Mischief is afoot from the very start of this very British apocalypse... Plot, visuals, script all equally disrupted by nuclear war- but an oddly touching black comedy--A British El Topo!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Farcical post-apocalyptic satire from director Richard Lester. The film takes place in England three years after a nuclear war. The film is mostly a series of vignettes, fewturing a terrific cast, taking place amongst rubble, but the main story focuses on a girl who lives in a London underground subway car and her parents moves out in the name of love. There is also an odd story involving former Prime Minister Ralph Richardson believing that he is slowing turning into a bed sitting room. The film has some clever ideas and some memorable moments sprinkled throughout, which does make it worth watching, but the film doesn't really come together as a whole. One of those bright moments in the film is the film debut of Marty Feldman. It's not for all tastes, but fans of British humor will probably enjoy it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Among the ruins of a London devastated by nuclear war, the survivors ineffectually cling to increasingly meaningless social structures. While radioactivity randomly transforms various people into animals and inanimate objects, an absurd election for prime minister takes place. And the parents of Penelope (Rita Tushingham), a young woman who's been with child for nearly a year and a half, want her to marry a man with a promising future, though the fate of the world itself is rather dim.
      Director
      Richard Lester
      Producer
      Richard Lester
      Screenwriter
      John Antrobus
      Production Co
      Oscar Lewenstein Productions
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Some Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 28, 1969, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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