A Merry War (Keep the Aspidistra Flying)
A Merry War (Keep the Aspidistra Flying) (1998)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 1999
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Merry War is about the most important education of all - the education of the heart.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The enthralling movie has broad appeal from Dilbert fans to romantics.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Grant is superb as the irksome but redeemable Gordon.

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