Clive Owen stars as Joe Warr, a habitually roguish sports writer who must cope with the devastating loss of his vivacious wife. Reeling from grief, he has to learn to raise his young son, Artie, who cannot accept his mother’s passing.
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It's so nice to see an Australian/British film of this quality. The performances were all fantastic. It's nice to see another fantastic child performance. Nicholas McAnulty was certainly the right choice. The locations are beautiful. Not surprising though. This is Australia after all. I loved the music and I loved the story. So far this is one of the best films to come out of 2009.
This is not about raising & caring of children; not about the do's & don't do's. It's about losing a beloved person by death or seperation and how to deal with it emotionally. Nothing special but solid entertainment.
The romance of the opening sets the perfect counterpoint for the grief and discovery to come. The colours are spectacular, direction spot on. Owen is superb, as are the the rest of the cast in this tale of desire, heartbreak, reconciliation and hope.