6.21 h 27 min2017X-Ray13+
This is the heartwarming story of Dame Barbara Windsor, the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match who went on to become a British icon. Spanning 50 years, from 1943 to 1993, this drama introduces the people and the events that shaped Babs's life and career.
Dominic Leclerc
Jaime WinstoneSamantha SpiroNick Moran
English [CC]
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Zoe WanamakerLeanne BestBarbara Windsor
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NetteGhm-todosReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
in the mind of a child no matter the age
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Truth, fiction, or whatever - BRAVO. An accurate story of what EVERY child goes through under those circumstances. I would watch it again and again. It puts comedy in the somewhat tragic life of child who has grown up and is still a child. To act when there is no one in the room, to me of one of the marks a good actor/actress (like talking to yourself) - WELL DONE!!!
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SusanReviewed in the United States on May 4, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not a movie
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It really isn’t a movie.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalgic look at show business through the eyes of a star
Engaging, entertaining biopic of someone I had never heard of before! My loss. Barbara Windsor was, pardon the expression, a "rare bird." Talented, charming, ambitious, and hardworking -- rare qualities in headlining celebrities these days. This movie is entirely worthwhile, with cameo appearances by "historic figures." Enjoy!
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High HopesReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
OH, THIS IS WONDERFUL! (Spoiler alert.)
I'm in the US and have never watched vintage British films, so I have no idea who Barbara Windsor is, but - the description of the film caught my eye, so I watched it just to see if would be entertaining. Entertaining, it was! I really love how Ms. Windor's story is presented through flashbacks and imagined conversations with her dad and others, creating a story within a story while recounting her life and her trials and tribulations. The acting is terrific and the 'Babs' character is charming and very convincing in the role. Bravo to the writer or director who created this concept for telling this story. It makes it much more interesting than the typical beginning-to-end 'reenactment' style of telling about someone's life. I assume that the surprise appearance at the end is the real Babs. Very neat that her performance was in the same theatre as the film took place in. A delightful, "Oh, this is cool!" ending for the film. Now I have to go see if I can find some of Ms. Windsor's real films to watch. I'll bet I can.
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