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Sep 17, 2018Nursebob rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
A BBC television production of John Osborne's 1956 "angry young man" play which doesn't hit the high (and low) notes of the Richard Burton/Claire Bloom film despite the star power of Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh. The idea of an overly educated, underemployed graduate raging against an England which hasn't budged since the glory days of WWII certainly struck a chord back then but the "disaffected youth" angle may not resonate quite so deeply with contemporary North American audiences except maybe older boomers who can still recall the tumultuous '60s.