Ethel & Ernest

7.71 h 34 min2017ALL
Based on a true story from the creator of The Snowman, Ethel & Ernest is a humorous and heartfelt tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.
Roger Mainwood
Jim BroadbentBrenda BlethynLuke Treadaway
English [CC]
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137 global ratings

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Laurie Ford WilsonReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Artist who created "The Snowman" His parents support made him everything he is! A stand up guy!
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This movie was great. Story about Raymond Briggs (the man who created/Illustrated "The Snowman" in England some years back) It focused on his parents who raised him as an only child (he arrived suddenly after many years trying) He focused on their working class jobs and hopes and wishes for a better life for their son. He ended up in art school despite his parents wishes for him to get a job "that would really pay." He ended up working on many books, shows and projects known and loved worldwide. Not bad for the son of a lady's maid and milkman! Very emotional portrayal of common folks with common jobs whose sense of humor and love raised a good lad who paid it forward through his emotional work. He knew his parents would be too embarrassed with his honesty. But he pictured them as they were, though wars and loss and achievements. Really fine people. ***** stars!
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Judy CarlanderReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2020
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Sweet and Wonderful!
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Absolutely delightful! As a half-Brit, I was so interested in watching James Brigg’s personal tribute to his parents and the opportunity to experience their “world”, as my grandparents went through the same sorts of things at the same time. The simplicity of their life and the enduring hardships - yet steadfast love they shared for decades - is sweet snd humbling, and a joyous journey. It touched my heart.❤️
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Chenoa L. VandegriftReviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not for little kids and this wasnt like the Snowman
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This was actually really depressing.Hence the era.And i get it he wanted to do this in memory of his parents but I just didnt care for it. I was bored and I wish i didnt know now what a sourpuss Mr. Briggs was and that he DIDNT like children.Poo Poo. I will always love the Snowman though and will pretend i dont know this other stuff when i watch it.
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GIAReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Family's Story & Great Animation
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I love this so much mostly because it's all true and takes you to a time in History that most have forgotten. Although, the struggles are real, in my opinion, the emotions and sacrifices of this family are just as important to this point in time. YOU wont be disappointed in adding this to your collection if not for this family's life throughout the years, than for the almost forgotten animation, I watched this 3 times just to see it all. If you like animated films, this is a definite.
Joan A. LansberryReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Wonderfully Touching Movie
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I love the charming illustrations of real people (movie based on a graphic novel the artist did about his parents). It goes from their first meeting, until the end, and shows a lot of the history of their lives. Truly delightful. (The score, too, perfectly fits the movie.)
Timothy ZufeltReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Movie
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This is a very sweet movie and nice for the entire family. The animation is good and the story line takes you into the life of those living in England. We loved this movie.
Sunnyvale BillReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Do you know his video, The Snowman.
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If you bought yourself a copy of The Snowman, you're probably in my demographic and will watch this one more than once. By the way there are two versions of The Snowman. One version has the theme sung by a boys choir and the other version is instrumental. My first purchase (VHS) was without so of course the second purchase (VHS) was choir included. Do own the DVD version.
Sandra BighamReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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Great movie..
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