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The balance between difficulties that arise and their sometimes magical solutions is what made this movie work as a whole for me. I'm not the biggest fan of twee entertainment simply because there never seems to be real stakes and all the conflict is simple misunderstandings. Pack on top of that characters who only exist to live out the wish fulfillment plot, and the affair turns boring fast. Mrs. Harris skips over that. First of all,…
Time to gush because I am IN LOVE with this adaptation!
Kenneth Branagh you're great no offense but go ahead and eat your heart out. This is how you do Agatha Christie.
And I'm pretty sure Hugh Laurie (who wrote and directed and also appears in this) made some changes, too. I just don't care because the cleverness and sense of fun was preserved. Bolstered, perhaps, even. This may be the most fun I've ever had with a Christie adaptation,…