Friday, June 3, 2016

Another Year (2010)

A British drama directed by Mike Leigh, starring Lesley Manville and Jim Broadbent.
A rich and stable old married couple have friends with problems.
This was like watching nothing. There was almost no action, just dialogue. The plot somehow held my attention, although it was just the friends complaining to the main characters about what had happened to them. The characters were shite. The friends were all alcoholics with problems and the rich couple were feeding them booze and listening to the stories. All static characters. There was one woman whose mood worsened as life shit on her throughout the duration, but I don't call that a dynamic character. And what happened to the woman who couldn't sleep? The audio was better than any of Leigh's other films. I could actually hear what people were saying! I've decided that Mike Leigh is a nervous, fidgeting Brit who drinks tea and smoke cigarettes while having meaningless conversations that he can't hear with people he doesn't really like. Overall, this is worthless. I rate it bad because I could hear what the actors were saying and that's a step up from most of Leigh's other shit.

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