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A Private Function
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3 Stars
A Private Function Poster
Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: R Year: 1985 Category: Comedy
Director: Malcolm Mawbray Time: 93:00:00 min. Writer: Alan Bennett

Mine: Strangly funny.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Droll, very British comedy by Alan Bennett set in post-WW2 England, where food rationing is still in force and a contraband pig becomes the center of attention. Often funny, but also cynical and cruel. Smith is hilarious as the social-climbing wife of milquetoasty podiatrist Palin.
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