This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
“A lot of rubbish is talked about love. You know what real love is? It’s wiping someone’s arse or changing the sheets when they’ve wet themselves. And letting them keep their dignity so you can both go on.” – Mrs. Elton
Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Aug 2020)
Brief Synopsis – The wife of British judge begin an affair with a former pilot which causes problems for all of them.
Bottom Line – Intriguing romance film that asks the question of whether love or passion is more important to a person. The cats is quite good with Rachel Weisz doing a nice job as the troubled central character. The story is mostly told in flashback as we get to see how events came to where they have reached. The problem with this film is that they don;t give us enough of a story to hang on to because it all seems a bit too superficial
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Terence Davies wanted Rachel Weisz for the part of Hester Collyer after he noticed her “incredible talent” in Swept from the Sea (1997), even though he hadn’t heard of her before seeing that film. He called his agent and asked, “Have you ever heard of this girl Rachel Weisz?” His agent laughed and said, “She’s an Oscar winner!” Weisz was amused by this and said, “I don’t think Terence [Davies] knows very well anyone who’s not in a black and white film.” (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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