Edie

Edie

Edie

Cantankerous and bored octogenarian Edie (Sheila Hancock) ditches her life and family and decides to climb a mountain in Scotland in this feel-good UK drama.

Against her daughter’s wishes, she heads to Scotland and employs Jonny (Kevin Guthrie, Whisky Galore) to help her prepare for the gruelling climb. As the pair talk, bicker and have fun, they reveal more about their lives to each other, all set against the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

2017Rating: M, Coarse language102 minsUK
Drama
Director:
Simon Hunter ('Lighthouse', 'Mutant Chronicles', 'Full Moon Fever')
Writer:
Elizabeth O'Halloran
Cast:
Sheila HancockKevin GuthriePaul BranniganAmy MansonWendy MorganRachael Keiller

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Edie / Reviews

The Times

The Times

A committed performance from the redoubtable stage and screen veteran Sheila Hancock drives the final third of this wilderness drama into sublime places.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The mere concept of Hancock, as the newly liberated widow of the title, clambering around Scottish mountainsides might be enough to sustain a trailer, but it doesn't go the distance here.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This well-meaning film basically retreads the old ideas about the old person who in death's encroaching shadow has one last glorious life-affirming adventure...

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Stuff

Stuff

Treads a rather obvious, if diverting enough, path.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

The story may not linger, but the imagery will.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

An uplifting character study that's definitely worth a look.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Fleeting charm and pretty packaging will leave you partially satisfied but later craving a bolder film that puts its battle-worn title character to better use.

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