Many apologies for the silence. I've now finished a very busy lecture tour to Europe. It was hugely interesting, and as ever I met all kinds of interesting writers.
I saw The Idea of March last night. Very nicely done, but I had a couple of niggling queries over motivation that spoilt the film a little for me.
I found it hard to believe that the young girl would go to her boss to help her in the situation she was in. I don't think she'd have risked that. I think her first recourse would have been her friends.
I also didn't know why our hero went to the fateful meeting, or why he covered up initially.
And I didn't know why our hero didn't get the money from his own account, rather than risk being accused of putting his hands in the cash register.
Very minor issues, but they could, actually, have been fixed simply by tiny tweaks to the dialogue, by inserting a sentence of explanation as to the motives.
Otherwise, it was a fine film.