Friday, May 10, 2013

Another Life 2001

     Based on a true story that was the talk of England in the 1920’s.  In 1913, Edith was a young woman living with her family.  She lived in a fading middle class neighborhood in London with her mother, father and her shy younger sister.  She didn’t want to live this way all her life so she accepted a marriage proposal from Percy Thompson.  He was a little bit better off than Edith but not a very interesting or exciting partner.  After several years Edith began to grow restless and she met Freddy Bywaters again after not seeing him for several years.  He was a former boyfriend and the opposite of Percy.
     I didn’t know if I was going to be able to keep watching this in the beginning, the film was laying the groundwork but was not interesting until later on.  The ending was a surprise to me.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

101 min, Drama directed by Philip Goodhew with Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ican Gruffudd, Imelda Stauton, Rachael Stirling, Tom Wilkinson, Dana Coupland.

Note:  Blockbuster 3*, imdb 6.5 out of 10, 45% audience on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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