Published: February 2, 2011
Latest Burnham-On-Sea Ritz Cinema films reviewed

Burnham-On-Sea film enthusiast Molly Harding, who was last year nominated for the national award 'Young Film Critic of the Year', reviews the latest crop of films showing at Burnham's Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street this week...

Tangled (PG, 3D at The Ritz)

As a toddler, Rapunzel and her magical hair are kidnapped by an old woman who wants to maintain her youth. Raised alone in an isolated tower, she becomes fascinated by the lanterns that float past her window every year on her birthday and she yearns to see them up close, so when rogue Flynn Rider happens to drop by could this finally be her chance?

Take your friends, your parents and anyone else you can think of because this is an all round great film! Now, I generally don't like animations but I sure did love Tangled! It has a kind of Shrek-esque feel surrounding it and even the musical side of things is enjoyable. The way the light bounces off her hair, all the sunny colours and that one scene that even if you don't enjoy the film you won't be able to not stare in awe.

The storyline is easy to follow and although it does have the classic Disney cheese, it does pack a funny punch and will appeal to all ages, after all I'm a teenager aren't I? And I did enjoy it, so case closed! This is a witty, wonderful and whimsical tale and will sit comfortably next to some of the Disney classics.

Brilliant: 5/5 stars

Morning Glory (12A)

Workaholic klutz Beth Fuller (Rachael McAdams) is hired by failing breakfast show Daybreak. In order to boost ratings, she pairs up current host Colleen Peck (Keaton) with hard faced ex-war correspondent Mike Pomeroy (Ford) who can't even bring himself to say the word "fluffy." As the two clash, she struggles to save the show and her flourishing love affair with fellow producer Adam (Patrick Bennett).

The fact is this is a very likable film with very likable characters. Harrison Ford is a joy as egotistical and bitter Pomeroy, he teems with grumpy goodness but also has a hidden soft side which is exposed just enough. Much credit, though, to McAdams who relentlessly tries to carve a smile into Pomeroy's stone-set face. She carries the film quite happily and one thing you never tire of is her passion and perseverance.

This is an incredibly hard film to rate, because for all the laugh at loud moments there is also alot of repetitive content. If they cut out all of this, then what would be left is a very good work-romcom but instead we are bestowed with an at times tiresome but also affably performed and easy to watch film that is all you would want from a light hearted trip to the cinema.

Wonderfully watchable, but sometimes wearing: 3/5 stars

Read more of Molly's regular film reviews on Burnham-On-Sea.com

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