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The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)

3 Ratings: 0.7
A movie directed by Catherine Morshead, Declan Lowney, and Simon Curtis

The average British citizen feels alienated from his or her government in this 2006 six-part BBC miniseries and supermarket manager Ros Pritchard (Jane Horrocks) is fed up with the bureaucracy of British politics, the lack of involvement of British citizens, … see full wiki

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3 reviews about The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)
review by . November 22, 2009
I confess that I'm not normally a fan of British shows. I end up watching a lot of them since I live with someone who finds everything the BBC produces to be wonderful. I, on the other hand, tend to use the time to catch up on my magazine reading.    But this show was pretty good - hooks your interest from the start and moves forward at a brisk pace. Performances are mainly good, with excellent performances by the supporting actors. My only disappointment was that the series …
review by . November 05, 2007
. . . rather, my wife and I both tried . . . but neither of us could get excited about this series.    For me, as an historian who is NOT British, I can only surmise that the BBC assumes its viewers honestly don't understand the British political system. The premise that someone like Mrs. Pritchard could actually get elected requires an enormous suspension of disbelief -- and an ignorance of how the major parties in Britain operate. If someone like Mrs. Pritchard would run on …
review by . October 07, 2007
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The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard tells of the amazing story of the rise of Ros Pritchard from a grocery store manager to the Prime Minister's office. The slogan of her Purple Alliance is "Politics is not Rocket Science", but as she later discovers, there is definitely some intelligent thought invested in making split-second decisions.    I watched the series episodes one after the other as it was engaging enough to make me wonder what happened next. It also has some great actors - …
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