Oh look a gorgeous looking, emotionally touching, well told story by Raymond Briggs. What a shocker.
Seriously though, Ethel & Ernest is pretty fantastic. It's not showy, flashy, or even telling an eventful story. As it tells us itself at the beginning, its not exciting, its just the story of two people, and that is just fine.
Ethel & Ernest meet in London in 1928, marry, buy a house, live in house till they died in the early 1970's, have a son, don't go abroad, only leave London once.
That's it. Really. The key of course, is how its told. It's absolutely beautiful, for one, the animation is outstanding. The voice acting is bang on. For an uneventful life, its pretty damn…