Scottish supermarket shelf-filler Morvern Callar (Samantha Morton) uses her boyfriend’s inheritance after his suicide to escape from her boring life. Emotionally intense road movie by the director of the prize-winning Ratcatcher.
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No preparing you for this movie. It will clutch your ankle and just when you're in mid-descent you'll be thrown into the air, wondering how long you will keep floating like this, and if it's possible to touch objects dangling nearby,and then you'll surely be on the ground, and your feet will be covered in dirt and rock and the hope that you will find a way to be responsible for all the pain of the world.
Morvern Callar is an exceptional and exciting film by Lynn Ramsay. It's the first film I've seen by her & her craft is strange & singular; she is a born filmmaker & isn't afraid to not play by stolid film school rules. Samantha Morton is astonishing here and surely confirms herself to be one of her generation's great acting talents. (cont.)