General diary entries

MADE MY DAY

I have just watched a film that I thought I would never see again.

It’s from 1988 and I have never been able to find it on video or DVD or streaming services…….. until now.

It’s a wonderfully simple film.
Funny, heart warming and quite emotional at the end.
It had me crying back in 1988 and it had me crying again this afternoon.

The film is called ‘Hawks’.

It tells the story of two terminally ill patients in a hospital who yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.
They steal an ambulance and head for Amsterdam, bumping into two British girls in a bit of a predicament themselves.

It’s a film that really makes you want to pick life up by the balls and say fuck it!
There is, unfortunately, a fairly predictable outcome which is the all too emotional part, but it is a real giggle getting there.

One of the British girls is played by Janet McTeer.

She plays Hazel, who is a very tall, lanky and clumsy girl, who has gotten herself into a bit of predicament which means that she and a friend are also heading for Amsterdam, where they bump into Timothy Dalton and Anthony Edwards.

Having a little flick through IMDB to see what else she’s done, I find that she is also in another one of my favourite films.
She is Camilla Traynor, the mother of Will Traynor in ‘Me Before You’.
I would never have recognised her if I hadn’t looked!

Anyway, I found the film via MGM on Prime.
I highly recommend it.

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