Great movie just goes to show you get caught out soon than expexted
Saw this when it first came out and still love it. I agree with all of the positive reviews, so not worth repeating. If you are considering hiring, realize it is not light entertainment, but a raw emotional ride into how a family tries to cope with secrets and lies. Typical brilliant British script, Brenda Blethyn magnificent, coupled with great acting all round . One for true movie buffs. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Easy to fall asleep on the couch watching this one.
Don’t let the title give the impression it’s a cinematic soap opera. This fly-on-the-wall scrutiny of a flawed British family is about finding oneself and one’s origins through the power of love. At times funny, often sad, and ultimately uplifting, it’s a compelling reach-for-the-tissues drama as much for its story about a adopted young middle class woman finding her biological mother as the powerful acting. Brenda Blethyn (Oscar nominated) is factory worker Cynthia, a fearful, lonely single mother trying to get along with her morose 20 year old daughter, Roxanne. Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Timothy Spall, and Phyllis Logan give multi-layered performances respectively as Hortense, Roxanne’s half-sister, Maurice, Cynthia’s photographer brother and his wife Monica. Four and a half stars.
Not an uplifting movie but definately one for those interested in the intricacies of human relationships. This movie focuses on all those hidden skeltons in the cupboard of a seemingly average family. Very well done!
this was a enjoyable realistic movie, showed how it was taboo haveing a child out of wedlock was , and the tramitic effect the situation had on the unwed mother at the time, and the complications that occured for the future generation and acceptence of the situationnthough not a polished soficated story, but very realistic
How secrets and lies can cause misery and suffering in any family. great performances all round. wonderful warm characters.
not too bad but can be a little boring at times
For all mothers who have lost children to adoption as I have, this is a classic - our experiences so different - but the underlying pain of the loss never goes away - a death by adoption!
Intense, depressing but brilliant. I suggest you follow this up with a happy movie or don't be alone. Script a tad corny at parts, particularly the end, but covered a great deal.