Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wish You Were Here (1987)

User Rating:6.7/10

Director:David Leland

Genre:Comedy | Drama

Tagline:Some people march to the beat of a different drummer. Lynda's got her own brass band.

Plot:In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out sexual encounters challenging the prevailing lower-middle class attitudes to sex. She eventually becomes pregnant by an acquaintance of her father.

Emily Lloyd ... Lynda Mansell
Tom Bell ... Eric
Jesse Birdsall ... Dave
Clare Clifford ... Mrs. Parfitt
Barbara Durkin ... Valerie
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Hubert Mansell
Charlotte Barker ... Gillian
Chloe Leland ... Margaret
Charlotte Ball ... Lynda Mansell (aged 11)
Pat Heywood ... Aunt Millie
Abigail Leland ... Margaret (aged 7)
Susan Skipper ... Lynda's Mother
Geoffrey Durham ... Harry Figgis
Sheila Kelley ... Joan Figgis
Neville Smith ... Cinema Manager

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