Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson, Emily Blunt, Robert Lindsay, Ronni Ancona
Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Television
Gideon Warner is a hugely successful public relations consultant to the wealthy, to politicians, to businessmen and rising starlets. Their hair, their cloths, where they go and with who ? Gideon advises them on everything.... more »
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A mesmerizing experience . Thank you
Brin O'Reilly | Boise, ID United States | 02/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a joy to see a compelling, totally intriguing story beautifully acted by a cast that does not appear to be acting: Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson,Emily Blunt,Robert Lindsey, Ronny Anacona, Tom Hardy & company. Bill NIghy is a treasure. Miranda Richardson, too. Never miss their movies. The screenplay and direction of Steven Poliokoff are so creatively conceived as to be mesmerizing. What a pleasure to see a writer/director who truly presents a fully developed movie. We love the metaphorical quality of the stroy, and appreciate the fact that it enhances, without getting in the way. Gideon's Daughter is a jewel that we first rented, and immediatly purchased,becasue we ant to see it again."
A Five Star Feast
R. Crane | Washington, DC United States | 02/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Gideon's Daughter" is a film written and directed by the brilliant Stephen Poliakoff. Poliakoff's movies focus on a slice of life at a particular moment in history; he tries to capture what is then happening in England and how it might affect the future. The second disk in this set explores his philosophy in depth and how it impacts his films.
In this movie, Poliakoff captures the emptiness of celebrity culture, particularly at the time of Princess Diana's death, when it had reached unheard of heights. Bill Nighy, one of England's best actors, portrays a PR guru who is at the pinnacle of his career, and whose "guidance" just everyone wants. Ironically, Nighy's character is divorced from all those around him, grieving over the broken relationship with his hostile daughter. He is also immersed in a new relationship with Miranda Richardson. His unresponsiveness is interpreted by different people to meet their own expectations, so the farther he drifts from PR, the more they clamor for his help.
This is an outstanding film, beautifully acted, superbly written that is totally absorbing. Highly recommended.
Poignant loss of child by two different parents
John R. Aldridge | BoulderJunctionWI | 02/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As both a parent and a grandparent and also having lost a child in infancy, I found this movie extremely satisfying in terms of the emotions it portrayed. I really got into it. It's hard to go wrong with the star power involved and they worked well together - I'd like to see more of this caliber - on American TV for a change.