The Nan Movie (2022)
Sometimes I review a film and the cynical, editor part of my brain thinks “this’ll get some hits, big hit, perfect timing”. The Nan Movie is not one of those times. Why am I reviewing The Nan Movie then, you might wonder. Well, it’s because if you don’t try a film how do you know whether you’ll like it and also cynically there will be fewer people doing it and I might have an interesting take on it. Blowing my own trumpet, which despite years of practice I still cannot do, there’s an interesting take home from The Nan Movie which demands you keep reading.
The Nan Movie is a big screen outing for the abrasive, intolerant old lady created by Catherine Tate for her self titled sketch show which ran from 2004-2009. 2009 sounds like a long time between a TV show and its big screen outing and that’s because it is. But. The Nan Movie’s 2022 release is some years after it was actually filmed and I’ll hand you over to the most worrying IMDb Trivia I’ve ever read.A director removing their credit is basically the filmmaker blowing their own brains out rather than face the consequences of other people's idiocy; like a paediatrician with a hate-mob ready to lynch him outside choosing his own noose. It is sad and alright, as far as I'm aware nobody committed hari-kari because of The Nan Movie.