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About the Movie
A married couple who have managed to remain blissfully happy into their autumn years, are surrounded over the course of the four seasons of one average year by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 165
- Fresh: 152
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mike Leigh's films are one of a kind.
Fresh: Leigh has found yet another way to express certain incompatibilities of class by framing them as emotional conflicts.
Fresh: See it at your own risk -- but don't miss it.
Fresh: Only Leigh could find so much pathos in ripe, rounded happiness...
Good things come in small packages
I have to laugh when other reviewers say they kept waiting for something to happen. THIS IS A MIKE LEIGH movie!! It's already happening !!! And if you are expecting everything to come to a tidy conclusion then maybe you need to switch directors. The joy of any of Mike Leighs work is the journey, not the destination.
Why did I watch this? the characters are massively cliched, especially the married couple who are cast as having such a perfect little marriage and life in the midst of their maladjusted friends. Character development is nil, dialogue is canned, the film moves at a frustratingly slow pace and the hoped for conflict/resolution never emerges. No doubt some will enjoy this effort, though others, encouraged by the sensational reviews posted here, will be left quite disappointed and wondering why anyone would spend two hours of their lives watching this misguided attempt at profundity.
Skip it. Trust.
One of his best
Their are hints of leigh's earlier "grown ups" in this, which had that signature performance from Brenda Blethyn, but the whole film is clearly a more developed work from a master in control of his domain. Funny, beautiful, and painfully true this stands head and shoulders with his best work.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2010
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