I loved it. Kept my interest right to the end. Fine acting.
Mrs Beetlejuice finally plays a non-gothic or emo character and does a fair job as the self-centred, shallow and ultimately manipulative Enid Blyton. She just isn't a nice person! Nicely put together but I was hoping for some more uplifting scenes, but they weren't to be found.
Excellent portrayal of a woman who should never have had children! Recommended viewing
this was a Midday Movie that we only seen the ending.
Looked to be a good Movie, so we put in our queue.
We both enjoyed very much, however shocked that
Enid Blyton's personal life was so troubled.
My favourite author when I was a child. Hard to believe that such a gifted writer was such a heartless person. Good viewing.
Good movie. Amazing how bitter and twisted such an ikon of children's literature was.
Dull and dreary. Didn't bother watching it fully. Enid Blyton may have been a good children's writer, the way she treated her husband and children was appalling. She seemed very self-involved. Sad really.
Enid Blyton was not unlike Beatrix Potter in her determination and belief as an author and to have her stories published. Enid's ability to immerse herself in an imaginative world thus escaping the reality of her childhood is well portrayed and acted capturing the irony of one of the most popular children's authors of all time.
I am so disturbed that such a loved children's author could be so abusive to her own children. Helena Bonham Carter is the most magnificent actress especially considering the complexity of the character she was acting.
I very much enjoyed the movie. I was quite shocked that a mother who wrote Childrens Stories loved by many for many many years, was such a horrible mother to her own two Children. It was a real eye opener such a self-centred person. Worth a watch.
A real true to life bio. brilliant acting. Enid was not a nice person according to this movie. The designs sets were excellent
I am always interested in movies about writers or artists. This was a compelling look at Enid Blyton's life. Helena Bonham Carter is excellent as always, and without her I feel that the movie might not have held my interest. The movie is not boring, but the character of Enid portrayed in this film is not exactly likeable, and a lesser actor would have trouble getting the audience sympathies and understanding.
Shocked and suprisedat how an author of childrens books couls treat her own children in such a sterile manner. Well woth watching.
Dark dark movie.... it put all my love of Blytons books in doubt....
A real eye-opener into this well-known children's author. Well acted.
I wanted to watch this so I could learn more about my favourite childhood author. I knew a bit about her life already, but this just confirmed my thoughts about her being somewhat unstable and living truly within the worlds she had created. This left me feeling extremely sorry for her poor children.
Interesting to hear about the life behind the writer. The bonus features discussion by the film team enhanced the film viewing
Compelling movie. Watched 3 times due to my personal interest in Enid Blyton. Acting of the highest standard...must see...
Enid is portrayed as a very self-centered person, with a lot of issues. No big suprises as I had read the biographies, but actually seeing it on the screen spoilt the image I have of the author with regard to her books, which I have always loved. Still, couldn't not see this movie. Well made, and good commentary by producer, directors.
I think people got too caught up in "Enid"
English films are not what they used to be, bad sound lacks the finishing touchs. sorry I got it out
Mommie Dearest revisited
Makes one really appreciate loving caring parents
A sad revealing biopic of the unhappy life of a famously successful writer. Bonham Carter is excellent as usual.
There is evidence from other sources that this biography is, as is claimed, as true to Blyton's life as a movie can be expected to be. So much the sadder.
Well acted. Rather wish I hadn't watched it as it's now spoilt the impression I had of Enid Blyton. She was a very mixed up, selfish, bitter person if the movie is true to life. Don't know why such a person would want to write books for children when she didn't even have time for her own?
A good film and reveals that Blyton was not all that her readers thought she was and would have wanted her to be. Well acted. Helena Bonham Carter does a good job of illustrating Blyton's unwillingness and inability to handle "real life", preferring to hide away in the fantasy worlds she constructed for her readers. Very sad really.
I was interested to see this as, like so many children of my generation, Enid Blyton stories were very much a part of my childhood. I credit her with encouraging me to be the avid reader I am today. Alas, this very ordinary biopic of a rather flawed and unpleasant woman, as remembered largely by her youngest daughter, makes slow and unenjoyable viewing - rather like 'Mommie Dearest' without the drama. Worth watching for interest's sake, but don't expect too much.