and so all the Film Festival films from last year are
finally leaking out to theatres near you. This one is
Michael Winterbottom's newish film about three sisters
living in London. England. The eerily familiar Gina McKee
plays Nadia, a woman on the cusp of desperation,
stumbling through a series of somewhat disastrous blind
sister Molly (Molly Parker, providing CanCon) is about to
give birth. She has a man (John Simm, from "Human
Traffic"), though he's just quit his job and is
wondering if Molly wouldn't be better without him.
Shirley Henderson plays
the third sister Debbie. She has to contend with her
young son and the tug of war between her and her
ex-husband (Ian Hart, from just about everything made in
Northern England these days).
Finally, Michael Nyman
does the music, and you can't help but notice. Depending
on what you think of him, that could be a good thing, or
not. For me, it's like hearing the voice of a lover
through a noisy crowd. If you hear your ex-lover, then
you may need to reevaluate things.
character-driven stories are director Winterbottom's
bread and butter, and this is no exception. Go with that
expectation, and you'll be fine.
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