Joseph drinks too much and has an explosive character and, since the death of his dog, self-destruction seems to be his only aim. Until one day he flees into the charity shop of the Christian Hannah. Although she has every reason to be afraid of him, Hannah seems determined to save Joseph from ruin.
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May never get the recognition it deserves. The brave, brutally honest and insightful depictions of BWS, and the destructive, symbiotic spiral of rage and remorse, defy comparison. Remarkable work from Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman.
I do not think there has been a film as human as this in recent years. Magnificently acted, directed to perfection with a solid script. It displays the rawness of the original short film but certainly amplifies the purity of humanity and the destruction of human relationship. Amusing that the most beautiful and mesmerizing scene, where the characters are at their finest takes place after a funeral. Ironic? Perfect
IMHO, the best movie of 2011 ... probably not for everyone's eyes or soft and cotton-wrapped lives. Most peculiar and extremely rough but touching love story, that is what it is. Hopefully, Paddy might find some more interest on this side of the camera.
Heartbreaking and bleak to the highest degree; but at the same time even more beautiful and uplifting, or at least that's how I found it. Olivia Coleman's performance was honestly the best of the year and one of the best of the last decade; I really couldn't hold back the tears, and I'm usually pretty good at that. Considine's directorial debut promises a great body of work to follow, and I can't wait.