Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Flowers

Olivia Colman can do no wrong, but...

I'm getting tired of black comedy. It's been in the ascendent too long.  This sort of thing- botched suicide attempts, grannies dying amusingly, fun with nooses-  only works if it shocks- and by now it's old hat. The storyline where the central male character was mistaken for a paedophile seemed promising but when the punchlines came they weren't delivered bare-knuckled but with gloves on.

The production values are high, the performances are excellent, but the script doesn't break any taboos that haven't been broken many times before.
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