Quintessentially British – Movie Review
Director: Frank Mannion
Plot: A love letter to all things great and British from the artisans of Savile Row, to Cricket and castles, theatre, aristocrats and classic cars to quirky traditions and a self-deprecating sense of humour. Did you know that the Queen’s Buckingham Palace isn’t even the largest in England or that the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland is based on a real person? There’s so much to discover. Welcome to being Quintessentially British.
Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict on Quintessentially British
Quintessentially British is a documentary that explores the tentpole beliefs about what it means to be British. It puts a firm look on the higher class’s need for certain clothing for elitism. Taking us through the upper-class education that put people in elite positions and explores what makes certain parts of Britain away from others.
This documentary seems to only put the spotlight on the difference in classes, making it clear that not everyone is ever going to be able to live this life. While interesting to see how this class lives, it would be fair to say this might upset many people seeing the entitlement this class possess.
It is amazing to see this movie just after the Queen has passed away, showing more insight into what would have been involved in her long reign.
Final Thoughts – Quintessentially British is an interesting documentary about entitlement.