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Disappointingly Real: Another Year (2010)

Posted in Catch-up with tags , , on July 19, 2011 by Timothy Parfitt

Another Year, recently released on DVD, is Mike Leigh’s latest foray into British middle-class realism. While all the characters in Another Year feel fleshed out and authentic, their dramas and challenges don’t always resonate. The story centers around Tom and Gerri, a married couple whose domestic life is full of gardening and mildly disapproving looks. This stands in sharp relief against their sad sack friends, who keep coming over for dinner parties only to get sloshed and start crying. Continue reading