Friday, March 30, 2012


Rating : 7/10
Release Date : March, 2008 (India)
Time : 108 minutes
Director : Michael Radford; Writer : Edward Anderson; Music : Stephen Warbeck
Starring : Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Lambert Wilson, Joss Ackland, Shaughan Seymour

Glass ceilings can be frustrating. Especially if you’re competent and have been passed over many times.
Ask Demi Moore. She’s the first to enter the office of London Diamond and last to leave. Comes up with brilliant ideas. Solves problems of a weighty political nature. Yet, in a company which has 1200+ Managing Directors, is painfully aware that the number of female Managing Directors is zero & likely to remain that way. It’s the 60’s after all.

Michael Caine is a janitor nearing retirement. He has a limp. And an audacious scheme.
It’s a fascinating film. Unfolding slowly, setting the right environment, the right tonality, raising the right issues. Showing how problems like apartheid, the Cold War impacted big business. And the lives of Demi Moore and Michael Caine.
Is it completely believable ? Possibly with a generous helping of the right salt. An enjoyable watch.

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