Ordinary Love

Ordinary Love

Ordinary Love

A cancer diagnosis shakes up a long-married couple's (Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville) loving relationship in this drama penned by Irish playwright Owen McCafferty.

"Joan (Manville) and Tom (Neeson) are a long-married couple, with their set habits, cozy bickering, and assumption of a long walk together into the sunset. But when Joan discovers a lump in her breast, it soon becomes clear that cancer will radically change each of them and their relationship. As she enters the cold, uncertain process of medical treatment, their habits are ruptured, and that cozy bickering explodes to reveal the long-buried truths of their marriage." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M92 minsUK
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Reviews & comments

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The unremarkable nature of this story becomes its strength, but the modest, well-acted virtues of the piece could have resonated profoundly with a little more detail.

3.0
The Times

The Times

press

Sure, it's sometimes tough going, but the hardship and fear are laced with wit, warmth and a comforting sense of authenticity.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Anchored by great performances from Liam Neeson and especially Lesley Manville, Ordinary Love is alive to the feelings and moments other hospital dramas overlook.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

And although there are some slightly stereotypical weepie moments, the film has a strong sense of emotional purpose and Manville and Neeson - perhaps especially Manville - bring conviction and force.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Very little happens on the surface of Owen McCafferty's script, as everything life or death is taking place inside Manville.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

An achingly intimate portrait of a marriage weathering a storm, the third feature from directing team Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations) is anything but ordinary.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ravagingly honest and quite lovely.

Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The unremarkable nature of this story becomes its strength, but the modest, well-acted virtues of the piece could have resonated profoundly with a little more detail.

3.0
The Times

The Times

press

Sure, it's sometimes tough going, but the hardship and fear are laced with wit, warmth and a comforting sense of authenticity.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Anchored by great performances from Liam Neeson and especially Lesley Manville, Ordinary Love is alive to the feelings and moments other hospital dramas overlook.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

And although there are some slightly stereotypical weepie moments, the film has a strong sense of emotional purpose and Manville and Neeson - perhaps especially Manville - bring conviction and force.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Very little happens on the surface of Owen McCafferty's script, as everything life or death is taking place inside Manville.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

An achingly intimate portrait of a marriage weathering a storm, the third feature from directing team Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations) is anything but ordinary.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ravagingly honest and quite lovely.

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