MOVIE REVIEW: "I Served the King of England"
I admit these are potent historical backdrops to develop a whimsical and charming comedic and instructive tale of greed. How does one maintain a sufficient aesthetic detachment to comment without passion and righteous judgement on the presented story and characters, to have both fun and learning occur hand-in-hand? But the film beautifully accomplishes its charter with stylistic ease, elegance, intelligence and wit.
The performances are dead-on; flowingly yet restrained mock-heroic and dead-pan; the food is delicious, the women are extravagantly beautiful and voluptuous, and men are fools in the ways that rich, gluttonous and powerful men (all men?) often are.
I highly recommend this film; afternoon or night. In either case, suspend usual judgement, and bring your brains.