A Private Function (1984)

A Private Function (1984)

1984 R 94 Minutes


In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby, accountant Henry Allardyce and sol...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    8 / 10
    A private function remains a fierce competitor in the age old debate of most quotable films. After watching it, me and my dad were desperately trying to remember as many quotes as possible, much like a school child may memorise times tables.

    Written by Alan Bennet (oh you couldn't tell?) with an indulgently brilliant cast, A Private Function is ridiculous and ceaselessly funny. For anyone who does not hail from ol' blighty, some comedy may be missed. The ending is also terrible as it leaves us absolutely unsatisfied, especially in regards to our villains. However, it doesn't matter. Any film which includes the line "Well Gilbert. I believe sexual intercourse is in order" is okay in my books.