There’s little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. Nadia places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie entertains men at the hair salon after hours; Molly is expecting her first baby. Will anyone connect during the Guy Fawkes weekend?
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one of winterbottom's two definitive masterpieces. a real piece of social realism, he captures the essence of daily life, of human relationships, and of the frustration and sadness of these people's lives. a star turn from shirley henderson almost dominates the film, but Winterbottom keeps a balanced and engaging piece of work. proof of his status as a contemporary auteur à la Kieślowski.