A Private Function
A Private Function ★★½ 1984 (PG)
A ribald gagfest dealing with Palin as a Yorkshireman who steals and fattens a wily contraband pig against the backdrop of postWWII rationing. The satire ranges from biting to downright nasty, but Palin is always likeable in the center of it all. 96m/C VHS, DVD . GB Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Alison Steadman, Pete Postlethwaite; D: Malcolm Mowbray; W: Alan Bennett; C: Tony PierceRoberts; M: John Du Prez. British Acad. '84: Actress (Smith), Support. Actor (Elliott), Support. Actress (Smith).