The story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel catering to older men, inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne. The story follows Christine Painter (Julie Walters) as the down-at-heel waitress who, with the help of prostitute Shirley (Shirley Stelfox) and cross-dressing Wing Commander Morten (Alec McCowen), seeks to up her earnings by turning her suburban home into a brothel. Before long she and her girls are chaining up judges, spanking Generals and attending to the needs of Honourable Members. Christine sees herself as providing a vital service to these harmless pervs and when finally the house is busted and the case comes to court, it's fair to say that the presiding judge isn't unfamiliar with her work.
Inspired by the real life experiences of of Cynthia Payne, the legendary "House of Cyn" madam, Personal Services tells the story of the rise of a madame of a suburban brothel that caters to older men. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
bill s (de) wrote: Not one of Jackson's best but he eats up alot of the scenes he's in and that alone is worth the watch.....otherwise a rather blah movie.
Mishaal H (jp) wrote: one of my favourite romcoms
MariePier D (nl) wrote: Creepy... The creepy kind that discourage you to by a house!
Joshua F (us) wrote: Some funny and touching parts, but this movie could have been more.
Sam M (ag) wrote: Zeitgeist is one of the most powerful documentaries that I have seen in the recent years. It's beautifully organized and incredibly subtle despite the drastic and controversial themes it touches on. Its authors are not imposing their views on you, their arguments are lucid and convincing. Those who claim that Zeitgeist is no more than anti-Christian propaganda and another conspiracy theory are not fair, and they are aware of it. Anyway, the film is not about Christianity, but about being lied to, about the power of lies, and about our being naive, our inability to distinguish between the authority based on truth and the truth based on authority.
Andrew P (kr) wrote: The absolute worst action movie ever!
Matthew M (au) wrote: It's a small, indie scare-fest, utilising its reality show style footage to tense effect and keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout. Evans controls the pacing well, counter-balancing moments of extreme fear with times of peace and normality, and the premise of the film is much more orginal than a thousand Hollywood horrors. The murders won't much please gorehounds, but the distinct lack of over-the-top blood and guts allows the sense of atmosphere and tension to become more overwhelming - Evans isn't playing for torture porn here, but a more subtle and real style that becomes more nerve-racking and will have anyone checking their house before they go to bed.
Asa B (br) wrote: Putting aside the massive gaps in story, the bloody awful plinky-plonk soundtrack, the predictable storyline, the sitcom feel and the overly precocious child, it is actually a mediocre film.
Mariko T (es) wrote: It looks like its going to have a great ending and I liked it... but it's not so kinda dissapointing.
Mike H (us) wrote: William Hurt is excellent here, in easily one of his best performances. The movie is a little too literary and therefore drags during the first half, with more of a buildup meant for text than for a visual medium. But solid overall.
Gavin B (gb) wrote: Dreyfuss is dazzling in this witty and moving flick!
Jon C (jp) wrote: Entertaining low-key time travel/romanceA recent book (Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film by Mark Strand) has announced the arrival of The Age of Twee. Twee, if I understand it, is a generational cultural movement like punk, but is more or less the opposite of punk, and to some extent a reaction against it. Where punk was cynical, gritty, defiant, aggressive, and disorderly, twee is sentimental, gentle, retiring, friendly, and innocent. If punk is a cold slice of leftover pepperoni pizza, twee is a fresh baked ginger cupcake with vanilla frosting.About Time seems an exemplar of The New Twee consciousness. This film set in contemporary Britain (Cornwall and London)is the story of Tim, the son of an eccentric family whose men have always had the ability to travel back through time, as his father (Bill Nighy) informs him on his 21st birthday. Understandably skeptical at first, Tim finds he actually can time travel, a talent he devotes mostly to trying, rather awkwardly, to manage his relationships with women, finally finding his true love in the form of an attractive though somewhat nerdy American girl, Mary (Rachel McAdams.)The story is what might be called a "soft" time travel film: the time travel is effected simply by willing it, with no technology involved, and works only going into the past and back to the present starting point, so there are no science-fiction-like visions of the future. The movie emphasizes relationships over physics, and though it's frankly sentimental, and I thought a little long for the material, the script is intelligent and the acting very good.I think About Time would appeal to those who want to see a film that interestingly combines romantic comedy and time travel fantasy, and who don't mind if it's a little, or more than a little, "twee." It may really be a three star film overall, but I'll add a fourth star for the film's exploration of some of the personal ethical implications of time travel, an issue which seems rarely considered in other time travel films I've seen. Advisory: ridiculously rated R for occasional language and a few explicit but fairly mild sex scenes. The Universal Blu-Ray disc is of very good quality; there is also a standard DVD available.
Sherry M (au) wrote: There's not much story here...just music, none of which I can remember, so what's so great about this movie? And I hate to sound like an old fart, but I seems like all anyone can think to put in movies anymore is senseless violence no homosexuality. I don't have a problem with violence in movies, or with homosexuality,, but there should be some point -other than a bunch of brainless hoodlums. And everyone in the world is not gay. Kiss of the Spider Woman was shocking and moving, but now that everyone has to have an obligatory same sex kiss, it's silly and offensive.
Mike W (ag) wrote: Stallone truly is a Demolition Man!