Another Year

Another Year

Another Year

British drama from veteran director Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Secrets & Lies) with Jim Broadbent (The Young Victoria), Ruth Sheen (Vera Drake) and Lesley Manville (All or Nothing).

In Leigh's wry, observational style, the story follows Broadbent and Sheen as a married couple in North London who remain blissfully happy well into their autumn years. Over the course of four seasons, they are visited by friends, colleagues, and family who all seem to suffer some degree of unhappiness.

2010129 minsUK
Drama
Director:
Mike Leigh ('Happy-Go-Lucky', 'Vera Drake', 'All or Nothing', 'Topsy-Turvy', 'Career Girls', 'Secrets & Lies', 'Naked')
Writer:
Mike Leigh
Cast:
Jim BroadbentLesley ManvilleRuth SheenOliver MaltmanPeter WightDavid BradleyMartin SavageKarina FernandezImelda Staunton

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Another Year / Reviews

Variety

Variety

North London-set drama about an interconnected set of family and friends is almost about nothing at all, and yet it gently juxtaposes the big issues of everyday life: loneliness and love, selfishness and kindness, birth and death. Arguably Leigh's tautest, most likable effort since "Secrets and Lies"...

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Total Film

Total Film

Leigh’s take on life’s rich tapestry – its smiles, its frowns, its ups and downs – is second nature to us now. Yet he’s still made Another funny, perceptive, moving human drama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Another intimate ensemble drama about ordinary people – with richly rewarding results.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Leigh's Another Year is like a long, purifying soak in empathy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Acutely observed but gloomy and lacking narrative, it tells of 12 months in the life of a decent but dull suburban couple and their friends, most of whom you would go out of your way to avoid at a party.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Measured in pace, yet thoroughly gripping and completely accessible. The title soft-sells the picture, but it's among the best of this or any year. And Manville should clear some shelf space for well-deserved awards.

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