release for this Christmas themed DVD tells us that:
Redgrave, Imelda Staunton, Brenda Fricker, Joss Ackland and Hayley
Atwell head the star studded cast of the comedy drama ‘How
About You’ which is released by High Fliers on rental and retail DVD on
8 November 2010.
Directed by Anthony Byrne and based on a short story by the author
Maeve Binchy, ‘How About You’ is the tale of wild Irish rose Ellie
(Hayley Atwell) , a young woman left in charge over Christmas of the
Woodlands residential home which is owned by her older
of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their
families, four holy terrors known as the Hard Core remain.
Georgia Platts (Vanessa Redgrave) is a former showgirl who wears a
turban and gives imperious directions on how to mix the martinis to
which she is so avidly addicted.
Vanston (Joss Ackland) is a widower and retired judge who demands that
his breakfast is served at 5.30am, two-and-a-half hours ahead of when
he should be getting it.
Heather and Hazel Nightingale (Brenda Fricker and Imelda Staunton) are
bickering spinster sisters who are continually at each other’s throats
as they recycle old family grievances.
The Hard Core have become so impossible to live with because of their
rude and objectionable behaviour that Woodlands faces closure as
potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics.
At first, Ellie would appear to be no match for them but when she’s
pushed to the very limits she decides to take them on, eventually
beating them at their own game and even managing to show them the error
of their ways.
with ultimate peace and harmony depending on the success of her
proposed Christmas dinner, Ellie also discovers that the Hard Core are
changing her too in quite an unexpected way.
‘How About You’ has a run time of 87 minutes, a 15 certificate
and a recommended retail price of £12.99. Catalogue number