French Whale Fan and I went to see The Good Liar yesterday. With Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren and Russell Tovey in the three main roles it would have been quite a feat to turn this one into a turkey. It did not disappoint. Great performances and, even though I guessed which way the plot was heading, there were still enough surprises to make it a worthwhile trip to the cinema.
As an aside, it was a big auditorium with five in the audience. A couple had booked the seats immediately in front of us and talked the whole way through. Why? They could have sat in the bar and had a chat or gone to one of the overdubbed showings if it was proving beyond them to read subtitles in French over the original language onscreen dialogue. In the end I moved so I could focus on the film. Good job there were plenty of empty seats.