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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I find that this film isn't about self discovery but rather about validity. She constantly validates her existence by consistently dropping her name and taking over someone else's identity. For a film with very little dialogue, it is visually poetic. It's strangely intriguing, clumsy but intricate.
a good film about bad people. samantha morton is outstanding in a title role once again. ramsay has the ability to find the beauty in ugliness and the ugliness in beauty. some pacing issues, but all around impressive.
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.
Being young - the pointless plot lines of life and random connections to the realities around us - just the way l remember it at its best.
Feigned postmodernism? No I think more modern fairytale and how often do we get to see a female character escape if just for a while,
Pulls you in with that soft Christmas tree glow on Morvern's face. This began like something I might really like. Unfortunately, the character of Morvern to me was almost a complete blank slate - there was nothing to connect with and her odd, ambiguous behavior only takes her so far. I've said it before; despicable characters can be fantastic, but only if they're interesting. Ratcatcher is still Ramsay's best.