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471. Postman Pat: The Movie

Published October 18, 2014

Background info

Title: Postman Pat: The Movie Director: Mike Disa Year: 2014 Run time: 1hr 28m

“Postman Pat, a humble and beloved mail carrier, lives an idyllic life in the quaint British town of Greendale with his wife Sarah and his young son Julian. When a national talent TV show comes to town, Pat enters hoping to win a holiday - and finally have the honeymoon he and Sarah have always wanted. But when Pat comes face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit - can he resist?”

Live blog

3:33 - Yay, Pat! When did he get a wife? 4:23 - And a son! 5:07 - The Saturdays singing Please Mr Postman. How about that. 8:03 - That’s a sheep up a tree. 9:48 - You can’t possibly use a teabag in three cups. 11:57 - Actual Ronan! 16:08 - Simon Cowbell. Needs more cowbell! 17:02 - That tablet is a pear. I want one. 18:13 - Dalek delivery! 21:56 - “I know I’m the one, it’s time to see if you’re the one.” 26:07 - Is that Ronan again? The Yorkshire postman has an Irish singing accent. 31:42 - Theeeeeme tune. 34:19 - The most important thing about being a postman is “speed, efficiency, ruling the world.” 41:45 - That sounds like the worst game ever, you deliver mail and are nice to people. 48:29 - She seems like a nice lady, I don’t know why he wouldn’t just tell his wife about Italy. 53:50 - It seems like taking over the world is an ambitious prospect starting out from Greendale. 57:39 - “I learned that from Hannah Montana.” 1:01:53 - Pear phone! 1:06:13 - He did the U2 “uno, dos, tres, quatorze!” 1:07:52 - Cats with fricking laser beams. 1:13:14 - That was a Windows blue screen of death. 1:14:57 - “You’d think a postman would be better at sorting things.”

Conclusions

We only watched this for Stephen Mangan and David Tennant. A great cast, but Postman Pat is a beloved nostalgic character and these types of films normally ruin that. I thought they did quite a good job, really. It certainly had funny moments and the story was alright - although based on the very flawed premise that Postman Pat is unable to actually talk to his wife. Crazy.

I did think some of the robot scenes in the finale, particularly that horrifying cat, were a bit scary for what I presume is a younger target audience, although that didn’t affect us. It was alright, but it wasn’t a classic that some other kids films are - there’s no desire to watch it again.

Rating: 2/5.

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