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Ethel & Ernest (2016)

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

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Cast

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Mrs. Bennett / Aunty Betty (voice)
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Raymond Briggs (voice)
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Ernest Briggs (voice)
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Middle Aged Doctor (voice)
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Ethel Briggs (voice)
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Detective Sergeant Burnley (voice)
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Lady of the House (voice)
June Brown ...
Ernest's Step Mother (voice)
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Best Man / Fireman / Train Guard / Doctor (voice)
Simon Day ...
Alf (voice)
Duncan Wisbey ...
Wedding Photographer / Radio Announcer / BBC Newsreader / Newspaper Seller / Tailor / Arthur (voice)
Harry Collett ...
Young Raymond (voice)
Macready Massey ...
Teen-age Raymond
Gillian Hanna ...
Midwife / Aunty Flo (voice)
Karyn Claydon ...
Jean (Raymond's wife) (voice)
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Storyline

In 1928 London milk-man Ernest Briggs courts and marries house-maid Ethel, their son Raymond being born in 1934. When World War II breaks out Ethel tearfully allows him to be evacuated to aunts in Dorset whilst Ernest joins the fire service, shocked by the carnage he sees. As hostilities end they celebrate Raymond's return and entry to grammar school and the birth of the welfare state though Ethel is mistrustful of socialism and progress in general. Raymond himself progresses from National Service to art college and a teaching post, worrying his mother by marrying schizophrenic Jean. However father and son console each other as Ethel slips away but before long Raymond is mourning his father too though both Ethel and Ernest will forever be immortalized by Raymond's touching account of their lives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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28 October 2016 (UK)  »

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Trivia

When Ernest first shows off his new, electric milk float, the music heard is the theme from John Ford's 1939 western, Stagecoach. See more »

Connections

References Hangman's House (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Blink of An Eye
Written and Performed by Paul McCartney
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Heartbreaking.
1 January 2017 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

I've just got around to watching this today. As a 50-year-old I could relate to so much of it and relate it to my grandparents and uncles and aunties who were around during this time. Frankly, I found the film utterly heartbreaking. I must have had tears in my eyes pretty solidly for the last 30 minutes of it. It was quite overwhelming in places especially when Raymond views a body in the morgue which was very reminiscent of something that happened to me recently. I was going to write that it was a perfect slice of life but that is not big enough as it really does pretty much cover two entire lives. My boys who are under ten it has to be said were not gripped by it and did fade in and out of watching it but for adults, I can't recommend it highly enough.


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