We Think the World of You (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

We Think the World of You1988

We Think the World of You (1988)





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Joseph R. Ackerley's semiautobiographical novel, set in sexually suppressive 1950s London, is brought to the screen in tragicomic fashion. The film's bone of contention is a German shepherd, owned by convicted felon Gary Oldman. A bitter "custody battle" ensues over the dog, involving Oldman's parents, his wife, and his homosexual lover Alan Bates. This sound likes stuff which farce is made of, but the characters and situations are all too real and recognizable. Besides, that has to be the most loveable German shepherd ever recorded on film.

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Alan Bates
as Frank Meadows
Gary Oldman
as Johnny Burney
Liz Smith
as Millie Burney
Max Wall
as Tom Burney
Ryan Batt
as Dickie
Pat Keen
as Miss Sweeting
Barbara Hicks
as Resident's Association Lady
Nicola Wright
as Post Girl
Ian Hastings
as RSPCA Inspector
Barbara New
as Mrs. Grant
Irene Sutcliffe
as Resident's Association Lady
Stewart Harwood
as Stallholder
David Trevena
as Meter Man
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

It is wise and perceptive about human nature... and how the undeserved, unrequited love of an animal is sometimes so much more meaningful than the crabbed, grudging, selfish terms that are often laid down by human beings.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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