Swallows and Amazons
- 97 min
- Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
- Cast: Rafe Spall, Andrew Scott, Kelly Macdonald, Jessica Hynes, Harry Enfield
- UK release: 19 August 2016
Lake District, 1930: the plucky Walker siblings go up against fierce local gels Nancy and Peggy for possession of an island, while reclusive uncle Jim (Spall) is stalked by a sinister foreigner (Scott). Charmingly nostalgic kids' adventure, subtly modernised, with well-cast kids and Macdonald a pleasure as always. Sweetly satisfying as a cream tea.
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Swallows and Amazons15 Aug 2016
Arthur Ransome's classic 1930 novel remains a relevant, entertaining source for timeless childhood adventure
Do children still read Arthur Ransome these days? Whether they do or not, parents bent on bringing their children up nicely will probably feel they ought to take the offspring to a very attractive and charmingly nostalgic trip down memory lane, when the…
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