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.
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.