Girly (aka Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly)
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Vanessa Howard: I had never heard of her, and there is virtually no information about her online. She is stunning in this movie. I was trying to think who she reminded me of, and then it occurred to me: Sharon Tate, with a British accent. She obviously is insanely naughty and sinister in this flick. She is very attractive, and I was pleased to calculate that Ms. Howard was 22 when she played this role even though she is acting like she is younger. The actor who plays her brother is also brilliant. The mother admires her two little sweet "kids," even as they lure, torture, and kill dull-witted dupes. It is all presented in a rather far-fetched comedic fashion, and there is little gore for the faint of heart.
I rented this off of Netflix, but I certainly will buy it for my "Sixties Collection." It is worthy of certified "classic" status, although it apparently has not yet achieved even "cult" status. I think that will change now that it is on DVD. I give this a "Must-See" certification for all lovers of foreign, independent, obscure, off-beat cinema. I actually watched it twice, which I can rarely tolerate, and I enjoyed it the second time through even more than the first as there were so many little subtle flourishes which really added to the appeal.
It's not streaming free anywhere, and though one of Austin's indie video stores has it in stock, I wouldn't count on finding it anywhere if you don't live in a big city with active weird subcultures. So buy it! It's pretty cheap really, cheaper than a non-matinee movie ticket most places, and I've watched it three times so far. It is fascinatingly, beautifully bizarre.Read more ›
Looking over this idyll of a childhood paradise is the delightful ‘Mumsy’ who is aided in her maternal duties by a devoted ‘Nanny’. The new ‘friends’ are each given a specific room and are told ‘the rules’, which if transgressed have to be dealt with most severely. Some learn the hard way. Then one day they bring back ‘new friend’ and he is different to the others, he not only likes games but has a few he wants to play himself – mwaaahh!
Now this is just oodles of fun, Mumsy is about as mad as a box of frogs with the addition of a beehive and an alcoholic bag lady thrown in for good measure. The children are beautifully deranged – operating by a code that only they seem to know and Nanny is something else altogether. This is just mad, bonkers and wonderfully entertaining. It seems dated in places but that adds to the charm; if indeed ‘charm’ is the right word. If you like a bit of dark comedy with a healthy dose of silliness then I think you may have struck gold with this filmatic gem.
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This movie is so edited that nothing makes sense. Amazon needs to pull it so customers don't waste their money. This isn't Girly (aka. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly).Published 5 months ago by WD
I have to appreciate this odd little movie. The plot kept me interested from start to finish. The characters eccentricities are very well played and maintain your curiosity... Read morePublished 17 months ago by ZXY
Fun violent Brit B-film of the 60s. Don't waste your money purchasing, only rent or get from Library.Published 18 months ago by SF Paul NS
This movie is weird and quirky, but the acting is excellent. I must admit I have never seen a movie like this, and I enjoy watching things that are different sometimes.Published on September 16, 2013 by LL
Wow. Where do I even begin? The state of confusion is so intense, it is hypnotizing. From the moment they begin the movie, till the very end, you constantly ask yourself, "what... Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by Eleanor Hall