Giddily romantic one moment, gawkily
militant the next, this emotional seesaw of a movie switches back and forth between dreamy love scenes and Act-Up demonstrations without its feet ever touching the ground.
They cannot run on day one, as can antelopes, or even struggle gawkily
to their feet like a new-born foal.
Karen Mann is gawkily
comic as the pie-makingMrs Lovett and Colin Wakefield a suitably stern-looking judge.
For those whose grasp of the story is, like mine, a little hazy, The Tinderbox is the story of a soldier who is exceptionally dull but rather gawkily
good looking and admirably brave and selfless.