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In Celebration (1975)

PG | | Drama | 17 March 1975 (USA)
In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

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In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore.

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This marks as being one of Brian Cox's first starring roles. Cox - a natural stage actor - actually found the transition to screen to be very difficult and his director Lindsey Anderson had to repeatedly get him to tone down his performance to make it more suitable for cameras. See more »

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Hard to find, but well worth it.
13 December 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

As one of the American Film Theatre movies, "In Celebration" is difficult to find on tape, but this story of an English family gathering for the parents' anniversary deserves a wider audience. Three grown sons argue over their individual problems while Mum bustles about cluelessly and Da waits uneasily for whichever crisis might erupt first. As the angry brother with some unresolved issues, Alan Bates makes the strongest impression, but the other actors are excellent as well.


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