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Picture - Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura... Los Angeles California United States, Thursday 22nd January 2015

Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura Carmichael and Phyllis Logan - 21st Annual SAG Awards - Press Room at Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center at Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, SAG Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015

Picture - Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura... Los Angeles California United States, Sunday 25th January 2015

Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura Carmichael and Phyllis Logan - A variety of stars were photographed in the press room at the 21st Annual SAG Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

Picture - Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura... Los Angeles California United States, Thursday 22nd January 2015

Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura Carmichael and Phyllis Logan - A variety of stars were photographed in the press room at the 21st Annual SAG Awards which were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015

Picture - Phyllis Logan - 'Downton Abbey'... New York City New York United States, Tuesday 9th December 2014

Phyllis Logan - 'Downton Abbey' season five cast photocall at the Millennium hotel in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014

Day of the Flowers Review


Despite a very wobbly screenplay, this film's decent cast and gorgeous setting make it worth a look. It may be a somewhat awkward mix of comical slapstick, political ideas and darker drama, but the characters hold our interest, and the story is tangled enough to keep us wondering how it will work itself out.

It starts in Glasgow, where the political activist Rosa (Birthistle) decides to take her father's ashes to Cuba, where he once worked as an activist himself and met his wife, who later died there. Rosa's fashion-obsessed sister Allie (Wakefield) decides to come along, as well as Rosa's sardonic pal Conway (Dick). As they travel across the Cuban countryside they have a series of misadventures and meet two local men (Acosta and Simpson) who are a little too sexy and helpful to be trusted. And Rosa is reluctant to either fall in love or rely on any man.

Rosa's prickly personality is a big problem for a film that asks us to take a trip with her. She's so abrasive that she's not easy to like, and Birthistle struggles to make her sympathetic. Thankfully, she's an engaging actor who brings out Rosa's shock at having her idealism challenged by reality. And she has terrific chemistry with Acosta and Simpson, who are superb even as they simplistically represent certain aspects of Cuban society. Wakefield's story arc is less involving, but she's a lot of fun to watch, and Dick walks off with the film in an underwritten comic-relief role.

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