I went to see it on Saturday, and had my most irritating night in a cinema since that other over-hyped homegrown film, The History Boys. Venus, if anything is even worse. Drab. Depressing. Maudlin. Wildly implausible. Poorly scripted. Badly shot. Peter O'Toole is good, however. It would be nice if he won the Oscar, but it would be an even greater humanitarian gesture not to encourage people to waste an evening on such a third-rate movie.