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Song of Lunch (2010)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 226227257
UPC: 883929227563
UPC 14: 00883929227563
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Editor's Note
This hour-long installment of the PBS series MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY stars Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman, and constitutes an adaptation of Christopher Reid's narrative poem of the same title. Like its source material, the film follows the saga of a nameless book editor (Rickman), meeting his ex-girlfriend (Thompson) a decade and a half after their initial break-up. They join one another for a nostalgic lunch at a chic SoHo restaurant that figured prominently into their relationship; she has become the society wife of a French writer, and now resides in Paris; he, on the other hand, has failed as a belletrist, fell into a mundane, unsatisfying publishing job, and pines for the loss of the love affair. Day in and day out, it seems, he can't shake his feelings of resentment and hostility about aging. Though the reunion begins peacefully and amicably, it soon descends and degenerates into a vitriolic parade of insults and accusations. This marked the first reunion of Thompson and Rickman since their roles as husband and wife in the 2003 romantic comedy LOVE ACTUALLY.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/7/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 50 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2010
Video UPC UPC: 00883929227563
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The Song of Lunch - DVD Review
By: JeromeWetzelTV Reviews
Published on: 2/5/2012 11:36 AM
BBC's The Song Lunch is the story of two former lovers who get together for a meal fifteen years after they last saw each other. "He" (Alan Rickman, Harry Potter, Galaxy Quest) is a miserable, lonely book editor, and narrates the piece. "She" (Emma Thompson, Nanny McPhee, Last Chance Harvey) is happily married and living in Paris. The two come into the meeting with very different expectations, and as the afternoon wears on, much is laid out on the table, so to the full review
Expert Review The Song of Lunch - DVD Review
By: K. George Reviews
Published on: 2/24/2012 1:59 PM
Some things just sound like a bad idea. In 2010, Greg Wise, an executive producer at the BBC, decided to commission an adaptation of a long narrative poem by Christopher Reid to mark National Poetry Day in Britain. That poem, The Song of Lunch, tells of a bitter, sarcastic failed writer and editor who arranges to have lunch with an old lover, whom he hasn't seen in 15 years ... not since she left him to marry a famous and successful author. She now lives in Paris with her husband and two children, but pops over to London for a reunion in a small Soho Italian restaurant where they used to spend time during their the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alan Rickman
Video Cast Info Emma Thompson
Video Cast Info Niall MacCormick - Director

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