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Thought provoking, and chilling
Member Name: joey92
Advantages: Emotionally engaging, thought provoking, enlightening, story well told.
Marital abuse, relationships, religion, substance abuse and the meaning of altruism are all topics explored in this film. Starring the fantastic Olivia Colman, I was recommended this film by my boyfriend and so ordered it to rent off www.blockbuster.co.uk.
--Value for money--
As I pay a flat rate of £9.99 a month for all my DVD rentals, it was great value for money, coming to about that if you buy the DVD individually in the shop. I prefer to buy DVDs like this, as DVDs are often expensive if you buy them brand new.
Overall well worth a watch. Olivia Colman is fantastic and the film is both touching and thought provoking as the film takes us through a period of turbulence in the lives of an alcoholic and an unhappily married charity shop worker. This unlikely pair form a friendship following unusual circumstances.
If you, like me, enjoy thought provoking films with an interesting storyline and exploration into humanity, get this film for an enlightening perspective on the difficulties that some of us will face in our lives.
I found the film very easy to imagine being a real life situation, none of it is fantastical or made up, and I would imagine the writer drew inspiration from close hand personal experience in order to get the details that this film has.
I would give this film five stars, I watched it on my own at home on our laptop and it actually made me cry as it was such an emotional rollercoaster for the characters. You can tell it's a good film when you can't tell how long it's been on for, and don't care how long 'til it finishes! This was one of those gems.
Summary: Watch this as soon as you can!!