Monday, February 2, 2009

I was happy to learn that the British government is much more warm, open and welcoming than our own somewhat hyper-secure and paranoid U.S. government. Or that was the inescapable message conveyed by the program Me and Mrs. Jones. The journalist Liam Marple (who writes his gossipy column under the "Me and Mrs. Jones" pseudonym) has no problem attending a function at 10 Downing Street (under an false identity that is taken on face value). Once there, he's also able to slip away from the crowd, go upstairs unmolested, and hide a tape recorder in the Prime Minister's private rooms. Later, of course, he's able to retrieve the secret-filled recorder without anyone noticing him.

The Prime Minister happens to be a very attractive woman, Laura Bowden, who is embroiled in personal and professional difficulties. Naturally Liam, played by the always interesting Robson Green, becomes attracted to the Prime Minister, and must decide if his loyalty is to her or his job.

There are some lovely shots of London, particularly night shots, so this light romantic comedy is easy to watch. Just suspend your disbelief about the lack of security and you'll be fine.


Final Verdict for Me and Mrs. Jones: Two Gherkins, for an enjoyable, if not completely true-to-life relationship drama

4 comments:

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Argh good to know Robson Green is still going strong.

Lisanne624 said...

Actually, according to the IMDB, this was filmed in 2002. I'm just on a bit of a Robson Green kick lately!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Cute blog....can't wait to meet you at Blissdom!

Lisanne624 said...

Looking forward to meeting you, too, Stiletto Mom! :)

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