Suffice to say there was not a dry eye in my face.
But the little Hobartian grew up and turned into Dev Patel, which is pretty much the reason I went to the movie.
To answer J's question from Tuesday, yes, he's very good in it and yes, he's a bona fide hunk. And he's a rare kind of hunk: a smiley hunk. Sure he can brood, but all hunks can brood. Still can't hurt to remind ourselves:
But his hunkiness grows when he smiles, and he smiles often.
And it turns out he's nominated for best supporting actor at the hunky oscars!
But I'd like to give him a Miss Soft Crab award, which I've just decided to nickname the Phwoars (without any consultation with J mind you, but I'm sure she'll be on board). So the Phwoar for best newcomer goes to Dev Patel, long may he smile and brood and get bumped up to the best actor category where he damn well belongs. Best support? Please! The man carries that film.