An enjoyable afternoon at the movies with Red Joan

Last Thursday we went to the movies at Cineplex Victoria Point to see Judi Dench in Red Joan and we really enjoyed it. This is our favourite movie theatre with very comfortable seats and plenty of room to stretch your legs and it is so much cheaper than other theatre chains. Parking is easy too. So why would you go anywhere else?

The movie is based on a book of the same name by Jennie Rooney inspired by the life of Melita Norwood who was a secretary at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association. In the movie, Joan is befriended by communists whilst studying physics at university. She becomes secretary to a physicist researching the atomic bomb and leaks documents to her friends.

The movie begins with the arrest of the elderly Joan who is played by Judi Dench. We thought it was a great role for her and we really enjoyed the movie.

2 thoughts on “An enjoyable afternoon at the movies with Red Joan

  1. Totally agree Di, Bob and I saw it on Friday at Cineplex, Balmoral after having enjoyed a leisurely lunch at the Hotel first. Great movie. We’re never disappointed when Judi Dench is one of the stars.

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  2. Loved “Red Joan”. The film really brought to the fore some of the conflicts about loyalty, patriotism , and duty. Loyalty to what? To whom? It’s not so simple and nor are courage and truth and love. I saw it in a small independent cinema in upstate NY – a world of difference from the ghastly cineplexes where going to see a film is the equivalent of cultural water boarding. The seats may be plush and reclining but the noise is deafening. And by the time the trailers are over you are ready to never see another film again.

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