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Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose
around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job? By all
rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position
as Postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Getting the
moribund Postal Service up and running again, however, may prove an impossible
task, what with literally mountains of decades-old undelivered mail clogging
every nook and cranny of the broken-down post office. Worse still, Moist could
swear the mail is talking to him. Worst of all, it means taking on the
gargantuan, greedy Grand Trunk Clacks communication monopoly and its
bloodthirsty piratical headman. But if the bold and undoable are what's called
for, Moist's the man for the job--to move the mail, continue breathing, get the
girl, and specially deliver that invaluable commodity that every being, human or
otherwise, requires: hope.
Lavish television adaptation of Terry Pratchett's hugely popular novel Going Postal, part of the Discworld series.
...but this one had me over the moon with glee. I am a long-time fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, and I absolutely loved this film. The makers did an excellent job, taking great care in picking the cast, creating the sets, and keeping Pratchett's famous satirical humor throughout. I cannot find fault with a thing.
And for those of you who haven't read the books, it doesn't matter; the movie is enjoyable in and of itself. It's a great adventure/comedy. It pokes fun at modern things like cel phones, the internet, and corporations; it has a plot full of surprises, characters you'll cheer for, and a kooky romance. My bf's father loves it, and he's over 60, loves westerns and action films, and had never even heard of Terry Pratchett.
I'm recommending this one to everyone I know.