Nick is a Scotsman making a life for himself in Bristol, England. For Nick, that life is a pretty good one: he’s got his job as a plasterer, his hobby of football, and his nights out with his mates. And his life gets better when, one night out, he meets Karen. They fall in love, and move in together. Nick now has everything he wants out of life. Then, things start to unravel at home, on the job, and on the playing field. There’s something wrong with Nick. Forced to cope with changes he never expected or wanted, Nick questions what matters most to him. Karen strives to give Nick the love and support she knows he needs, even though his life, and their life together, can never be the same again. –inbaseline
Acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom is known for making intense, passionate films that explore the demands of human relationships and emotional commitment. He first earned recognition with Butterfly Kisses (1995), a somewhat controversial revision of the buddy/road genre that told the story of a pair of lesbians (Saskia Reeves and Amanda Plummer) who go on a killing spree across Great Britain.
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, on March 29, 1961, Winterbottom earned a degree at Oxford and received film training in Bristol and London. After beginning his professional career as a film editor for Thames Television, he directed two documentaries about Ingmar Bergman and a few television series, most notably the acclaimed BBC drama Family (1994).
The same year that Butterfly Kiss was released, Winterbottom presented audiences with a film of an entirely different sort. Go Now, a romantic drama starring Robert Carlyle as a man whose… read more