#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Going nowhere fast, Billy Fisher, an incorrigible fantasizer, dreams incessantly of escaping his drab existence and humdrum routine work as an undertakers’ clerk in Yorkshire. Seeking refuge from his working-class family and not one but two demanding fiancees in the imaginary country called Ambrosia, more and more, Billy finds himself cut off from reality, picturing himself as its ruler and hero. Then, as Billy’s fabrications grow increasingly wilder and problems start piling up, lovely, happy-go-lucky Liz enters the young day-dreamer’s life, offering a way out of this fine mess. However, new beginnings are always scary, and Billy must make up his mind: it’s either a fresh start in London or an endless beautiful lie in Ambrosia.
Plot: A young Englishman dreams of escaping from his working class family and dead-end job as an undertaker’s assistant. A number of indiscretions cause him to lie in order to avoid the penalties. His life turns into a mess and he has an opportunity to run away and leave it all behind.
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nice and recognizable story – actual now and then
I was a teenager when the film was made, and immediately recognized the pictures of cities in the 60’s, the cars, streets, buildings, the interior of the houses. Even so the way people looked and talked. Beautiful. I never read the book but it seemed to me that Billies dreams were put on screen a bit overdone but therefore also very funny. Like small boys càn exaggerate, but Billy was not a small boy anymore, and therefore really a sad guy. His family had had it with him, quarrelling all the time, his boss and colleagues saw through him and everywhere his time was running out. That he had 2-3 girlfriends was a miracle. His lying promises did the trick. Time for a change, one would say ! The climax was the end of course. All of a sudden Liz got on his right side with messages of love and persuaded him onto the train to London. She was enthusiastic and dedicated to get with him out of her dull-after-war-life and gloomy city. The message of the movie is: grab your chances now or don’t. In the 60’s that was a coming up and everyday question for many of the young people (and still is !) and therefore very actual (then and now). I liked the movie and how the actors created their characters. Tom Courtenay did it with very much conviction. A splendid, for that time spirited, and very good looking Julie Christie as Liz the new-age young girl, with no ties or limitations (responsibility ?) whatsoever to withhold her from doing what she wanted to. We saw more of these girls in Holland soon after 1963. See the movie: you won’t regret it I’m sure. Hans Veldman.
Strong Performance by Tom Courtenay
Good, somewhat dated film about the restlessness of British youth in the decades succeeding WWII, kind of a British version of “The Graduate” (though not in the same league as Mike Nichols’ film).
Tom Courtenay plays the title character, a young man who resists the traditions and mainstream path laid out for him and instead retreats into a world of fancy and imagination. That his ultimate dream, being a professional writer, is unlikely to ever materialize lends a tragic air to Billy’s resilience. How long before the idealism of youth gives way to the bitter resignation of adulthood?
Courtenay gives a tremendous performance, and he pretty much IS the movie. It’s all really a bit one note — the movie makes its point early on and keeps making it over and over. It’s a testament to Courtenay’s performance that he keeps the movie engaging despite that, and despite the fact that we should really be pretty sick of Billy by the time the whole thing’s over.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director John Schlesinger
Writer Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall
Actors Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles
Country United Kingdom
Awards 7 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope
Printed Film Format 35 mm