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Mr. Malcolm's List

By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Costume drama has diverse cast, some smoking and drinking.

Movie PG 2022 115 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+


Excellent in all aspects

Is It Any Good?

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This humorous romantic drama is a lighthearted romp through the world of courtship in Regency-era England. Mr. Malcolm's List owes a lot to both the satire of Jane Austen and the pomp of the recently successful Bridgerton in creating a production that is both very much of its historical setting, as well as the current time. All the mechanisms are there for a farcical romcom that leans heavily on society and manners, corsets, and estates, while giving its characters -- both male and female -- enough life and sparkle to keep audiences entertained through its almost two-hour running time.

A diverse cast brings strong performances to familiar roles, particularly excelling in the second half, even as the predictable outcome becomes increasingly clear. The sets and costumes look good, the tone is breezy and fun, and some of the humor sticks. All of which makes this an enjoyable addition to a genre that never seems to go out of fashion.

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