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Terry Pratchett's Going Postal

Richard Coyle , David Suchet    Unrated   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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A tale of love and revenge … and stamps

Moist von Lipwig (Richard Coyle, Lorna Doone) is a con man and a charlatan—and he loves every minute of it. From confidence tricks to far-reaching financial fraud, von Lipwig revels in hoodwinking, fleecing, and otherwise ripping off the citizens of Ankh-Morpork. When the law finally catches up to him, the city’s shrewd leader, Lord Vetinari (Charles Dance, Game of Thrones), offers von Lipwig a choice: he can take over the derelict post office . . . or suffer a painful death.

The reluctant postmaster finds himself in charge of thousands of undelivered letters, commanding a charmingly deranged staff of misfits, and at odds with corrupt businessman Reacher Gilt (David Suchet, Agatha Christie’s Poirot), who will stop at nothing to crush his competition. Along the way, he falls under the spell of the icy Adora Dearheart (Claire Foy, Little Dorrit), much to her chagrin. In this delightful adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel, Moist von Lipwig needs every ounce of his considerable charm and cunning to restore the post office, trounce Gilt, and win Adora’s affections.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
In the city of Ankh-Morpork, all long-distance communication is done by the clacks (sort of platform telegraphs). But all of that changes in "Going Postal," the third miniseries adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books -- this one poking fun at the postal service, with a charmining conman, a golem, and a ragtag band of postmen at the helm.

Moist von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) was a very successful forger, conman and embezzler... until the Watch caught him, and he was hanged for his crimes. Fortunately, he's not QUITE dead. It turns out that Lord Vetinari (Charles Dance) wants to give Moist a choice: he can die for real, or he can revive the moribund Post Office.

So Moist finds himself saddled with a decaying building filled with undelivered letters, two slightly insane postmen, and golem parole officer named Mr. Pump. And every night, letters force Moist to see the fallout of his past crimes, including a terrible one against the prickly Adora Belle Dearheart (Claire Foy), whom he is starting to fall for.

But the biggest problem may be the owner of the clacks, Mr. Gilt (David Suchet), who is willing to do whatever it takes to destroy the post office. Though he's becoming a more honest man, Moist must put all his con-man skills to use in a war between the clacks and post office -- or he'll lose a lot more than just his job.

"Going Postal" a grittier, less fantastical story than the previous two Discworld miniseries. Sure, we still have fantasy stuff like banshees, golems, whispering letters and wizardly devices, but it all basically boils down to the Post Office against the telegraphesque clacks. But don't worry, the adaptation is pitch-perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelivably funny March 11 2013
By Michael
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I saw all three movies made after Terry Pratchett’s books and I find this one the best. The characters are so original and the actors so well chosen (Richard Coyle makes an absolutely fascinating rogue and David Suchet, a master of evil). I was charmed by Mr. Pump – the golem, with his simple spirit yet devoted and deep. This movie deserves better advertising.
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4.0 out of 5 stars V entertaining Feb. 28 2013
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We like Brittish humor and acting and this is some of the best drama/humor out there. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great flic for entire family Feb. 6 2013
By sarnia1
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We really enjoyed this movie. Great characters, story & very British. David Suchet is the perfect villain to Richard Coyle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Pratchett humour...... love it! Jan. 10 2013
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As with the other Pratchett DVD's, this was equally entertaining. Wish it was longer! Loved seeing Terry Pratchetts cameo in this movie. Quirky, feel good movie with lovable characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Going Postal Nov. 29 2011
I enjoyed this video very much and while it missed much that was in the book and emphasized a romantic relationship more than was in the book it brought out some of the parts of the story very well and on the whole did an excellent job of presenting the core of the book in a balanced manner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Hogfather...if that's possible Jan. 24 2014
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Great acting, great story, keep em coming Terry Pratchett!

I would recommend this to anyone, and have!

Funny, entertaining, and a quirky bit of humour
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV Movie Adaptation
I bought this originally because I really enjoy Terry Pratchett's books. I knew that it wasn't a big budget film, but I was really looking forward to seeing an adaptation of one of... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Calvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Going Postal - Surprising
This two-part tv movie was filmed in Hungary with a top-flight British cast, with crowds and extras played by actual Terry Pratchet fans. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Steven Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just Pratchett or Disc World fans will like this.
The casting was great, Terry Pratchett's cameo was funny. It took me a while to realize the villain was played by David Suchet (aka Hercule Poirot). Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mackenzie Westie
5.0 out of 5 stars Power of Remorse
“Going Postal” is a fantasy film that is based on the novel of the same name and written by Terry Pratchett. Read more
Published 16 months ago by marriedutopianstriver
2.0 out of 5 stars This isn't The Hogfather
Terry Pratchett stories turned into films have been kind of hit or miss. I'm afraid this is the former; it is true enough to the novel but never gets to that state of breathless... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mischa Sandberg
4.0 out of 5 stars True ot the spirit of Pratchett world
Running approximately three hours long, I'm surprised by how riveting this film was. In fact, I watched it twice in the first week we owned it; my son watched it three times. Read more
Published on Oct. 22 2011 by Gerald Saul
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - But Could Have Been So Much Better
An entertaining adaptation of Pratchett's wonderful novel. Acting is very good and for the most part the actors are very true to the novel's original characters. Read more
Published on Sept. 24 2011 by Jamie
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