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She left the land of Marks & Spencer and went to the world of Marx and Lenin. Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution is a feelgood comedy following one dysfunctional family's journey from 1968 West Yorkshire to 19 below freezing East Germany and back again. Mr Ratcliffe fought for the cause, but his wife fought for their family: a teenage sex goddess, and a twelve year old communist spy. Will Mr Ratcliffe throw away his party card and fall in love with his brave new wife?Written by
In the scene where Mrs. Ratcliffe drives the Wartburg through the border fence, you can see in the background a black, red and yellow striped border post. In the film the post is on the East side but in reality these posts were only on the West side, facing West (they had a metal DDR plaque attached) indicating to anyone approaching the East that 'this is where the DDR Republic starts'. See more »
Uplifting, heart-warming, and thoroughly enjoyable!
This is the first review I have written on IMDb, and I do so only because I feel the other reviews have been ridiculously unjust to this light-hearted, frothy, and thoroughly enjoyable comedy.
For pure escapist fun, pervaded by a gentle and giggly sense of humour that never takes itself seriously, I recommend this movie highly. In many ways, it reminded me of the innocent spirit and child-like joie-de-vivre of "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins". Indeed, I'd go so far as to say that if you're in any way a fan of the aforementioned two classics, then you will almost certainly feel that watching "Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution" was time well spent.
I would probably have scored this movie a genuine 7/10, but I feel the necessity to counteract the ridiculously low scores given so far.
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