American Friends (1991)

Tristram Powell directs Michael Palin, Trini Alvarado and Alfred Molina in this period romance where a stuffy but kind Oxford don’s position at the college is placed in jeopardy when he inadvertently attracts the attention of a visiting mother and daughter.

Based on a piece of family history Palin himself uncovered when looking through old diaries. Not exactly groundbreaking but confident enough to avoid the cosy dead ends of its sub-genre. It is a gentle, unspectacular watch that may struggle to stay in the memory a few weeks later.


Perfect Double Bill: The Remains of the Day (1993)

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