A Merry War (Keep the Aspidistra Flying)
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A Merry War (Keep the Aspidistra Flying)
Richard E. Grant and Helena Bonham Carter star in this satiric comedy about an advertising man who one day decides he's wasting his life and wants to devote himself to the higher calling of poetry, much to the puzzlement of those around him, while trying to maintain a relationship with a beautiful woman who works in his old office. Based on the novel Keep The Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A Merry War is about the most important education of all - the education of the heart."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The uninspired script makes a mockery of Orwell's intentions to sympathize with an artist who is prepared to make his own way in the world."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The enthralling movie has broad appeal from Dilbert fans to romantics."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Grant is superb as the irksome but redeemable Gordon."
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
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