After Elizabeth's husband dies, she begins to play her tenor saxophone again, and remembers when she was fifteen and a member of the Blonde Bombshells, an all-girl (with one exception) swing band. Accompanied by the exception and urged on by her granddaughter, Elizabeth hunts up all the old members of the band and urges them to perform, and in doing so, learns more than she knew about the band, its members, the roses on the drum set, and herself, the last of the Blonde Bombshells.Written by
Good music and good acting go together to make a wonderful picture. Judy Dench (as usual) was great and Ian Holm remains one of my favorite actors. The band coaching was well done -- the ladies were very believable. And who ever was playing for them was doing a great job.
It was nice seeing Leslie Caron and Olympia Dekaukas.
And Clio Laine can still belt'em out. (That was great piano behind her in the closing "Taking a Chance on Love." My hat off the the street guitarist.
Great cast, great movie.
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