Another Year (2010)


another_year03 “You call it a fork. I call it a trailer-mounted tripod cable percussive boring unit.” – Tom

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A year in the life of a happily married older couple and their connections with family and friends during this time.

My Take on it – I heard about this movie from Keith over at Keith and the Movies (Tnx Keith) and have been intersted in seeing it for the last two months.

Thankfully, I was finally in teh right mood to chek it out.

I can’t say that I’ve been much of a fan of Mike Leigh’s movies in the past, but they usually examine differnt aspects of people’s lives and the premise of the this movie made it seem interesting to watch.

They do a wonderful job here of examining the lives of friends and family of the central happily married couple over the period of a year.

Over the year, we learn so much about all of the characters lives and by the end, we truly feel as if we know them.

Some of their experiences make the characters happy, some sad and some even jealous.  Most of this is seen through the eyes of the central couple who really are a great anchor for everyone involved.

The one drawback here is that like in life, this movie also has its boring parts and despite the fact that in life we must tolerate them, it’s much harder to accept that in a movie which we are trying to enjoy.

The characters study here is done quite well and we really feel the realism of the characters by the way they act, speak and interact over the course of the film.

Bottom Line – Very good examination of happy and unhappy people seen from the perspective of a stable and happy anchor. The cast makes things feel quite real and we never doubt the authenticity of it all. Like life itself, there are interesting and boring parts to this though and despite the realism factor, it makes certain scenes much less enjoyable to watch. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film is dedicated to Mike Leigh’s late friend and long-term producing partner Simon Channing Williams.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy

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