Another Year

On a whim, we went to the 4:00 movie this afternoon to see "Another Year."  I guess I'd give it a B- or a C+.  It was okay, but the popcorn was better.

Starring Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen as a happily married couple about our own age, the film just didn't seem to go anywhere.  Broadbent and Sheen were terrific, as was Lesley Manville who played a coworker of the wife's.  The story was a year in the lives of Gerri and Tom, and the issues-laden family, colleagues, and friends they know.

It's easy to see why these maladjusted folks want to hang out at Gerri's and Tom's place; they must hope that some of the blissful normalcy will rub off on them.

I'm not saying I didn't like it.  Rather:  See it when it comes to Netflix.  Movies are too expensive to spend the money on this one.


I saw it yestgerday and loved it. That Leslie Manville (Mary) was heart-breaking. On the way out of the theater, a woman said to me, "They didn't resolve anything, but I loved it." I love the director, Mike Leigh. He's done some of my favorite movies.