Letter To Brezhnev

  • 1985
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy, Romance

LETTER TO BREZHNEV is a low-budget gem. Teresa (Margi Clarke) and Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) are best pals. Teresa works in a frozen-chicken factory and Elaine is unemployed, as are many thousands in the depressed area of Liverpool. One night the two decide to go out on the town. At a local spot Teresa steals a wallet, and the friends head for an upscale disco...read more

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LETTER TO BREZHNEV is a low-budget gem. Teresa (Margi Clarke) and Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) are best pals. Teresa works in a frozen-chicken factory and Elaine is unemployed, as are many thousands in the depressed area of Liverpool. One night the two decide to go out on the town. At a local

spot Teresa steals a wallet, and the friends head for an upscale disco where they meet Peter (Peter Firth) and Sergei (Alfred Molina), two Russian sailors in Liverpool for some R&R. With the money she stole, Teresa rents a pair of hotel rooms and drags Sergei into hers. The sweeter, gentler Elaine

spends the evening talking to Peter. Both are terminally romantic; and in the course of nonstop conversation, they decide that they are in love and would like to get married. This is a simple story on the surface, but the details are many and the individual moments joyous. It's a mature picture

(there is no stinting on the raunchy and often-incomprehensible Liverpudlian dialogue), unabashedly romantic but not sentimental. There are amateurish moments here and there, and one wishes that the production values were better, but all the flaws pale in light of the overall impact of the love

story.

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  • Released: 1985
  • Rating: R
  • Review: LETTER TO BREZHNEV is a low-budget gem. Teresa (Margi Clarke) and Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) are best pals. Teresa works in a frozen-chicken factory and Elaine is unemployed, as are many thousands in the depressed area of Liverpool. One night the two decide t… (more)

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