Just saw this movie and I really liked it. Gillian and I got front row center seats, which was cool because after the film there was a Q&A with Emma Thompson!
Now here is the really weird thing, but I’m afraid that only Wyatt will understand the oddness of it. You see, Emma Thompson the person has a different personality than Emma Thompson the actress. She’s much more “common” in her tone and attitude, has a quirky sense of humour, and is quick to sidetrack with jokes and acknowledgements.
In fact, she talks and acts a LOT like Aunt Alex! I couldn’t even put my finger on it, but the whole Q&A (I talked to her directly as well) I kept thinking “why does she remind me of someone else?” I kept thinking of other actresses, or other characters played by actresses, but nothing clicked. Then Gillian mentioned Alex and suddenly I realized that was it. She totally acts like her.
Anyhoo, cool movie, I really liked it. Go see!