Saturday 3rd January

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Director: Charles Waters
Year: 1960
Stars: Doris Day, David Niven

Another film I had never heard of, and ended up watching on a quiet Saturday afternoon when I wanted a break. It was, in fact, an incredibly pleasant surprise. I wasn't expecting much, but found myself watching a funny, insightful, inspired look at married life and celebrity in the 1960s.

The plot centres around Kate and Lawrence Mackay and their 4 children. Lawrence is a successful theatre critic who, during the course of the film, finds celebrity. Kate is his wife, and, whilst they are obviously in a very loving marriage, Kate finds it hard to deal with his new-found fame, and the way he behaves as a result.

The mixture of comedy and romance is spot-on, and I really related to both characters - although particularly to Kate (played by Doris Day), who has the difficult job of being the supporting, loving housewife.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.