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A Way of Life (2004)

At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) ... See full summary »

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Stephanie James ...
Leigh-Anne Williams
Gary Sheppeard ...
Robbie Matthews
Nathan Jones ...
Gavin Williams
Dean Wong ...
Stephen Rajan
Sara Lloyd Gregory ...
Julie Osman (as Sara Gregory)
Oliver Haden ...
Hassan Osman
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Annette
Eli Williams ...
Rebecca Williams
Darcy Williams ...
Rebecca Williams
Lynsey Richards ...
Helen
Victoria Pugh ...
Social Worker
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Karen Williams
Gareth Gethyn Evans ...
Evin
Philip Howe ...
Jacob
Ri Richards ...
Brenda Williams
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At 17 LeighAnne Williams has a six month old baby to look after, with only the help of three teenage squatters who flog stolen gear to make ends meet. A neighbour (actually from Turkey) across the street becomes target to her growing paranoia that Social Services are going to take her daughter, Rebecca, away from her. Her behavior becoming increasingly desperate as her delusions over her neighbor grow. She convinces Steven, Gavin, and Robbie he needs a lesson. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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In the real world there are no happy endings

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From Here You Can Almost See The Sea
Guitar/Vocals: David Gray
Bass: Rob Malone
Piano: Tim Bradshaw
Percussion: Clune
Programming: Iestyn Polson
Produced by Gray/McClune/Polson
P.C. 2004 iht Records Ltd.
Written by David Gray
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.
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13 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Saw this film on BBC2 late last night, and found it eminently watchable.The only obvious weak point for me was the casting of Brenda Blethyn-why oh why? I know what hits home for me, but do not fully understand the harsh criticisms of many. I wish I could understand these better, and I welcome a flood of response as to why this film does not hit the mark. It seemed to for me. Yes, I am a member of the middle classes, so I no doubt am out of touch with the realities of day to day life. I am admittedly quite ignorant of points of style etc...-so please , detractors, further explain in detail where this film falls short.It seems to me that the lack of redeeming features, and one dimensional aspect of the characters is a strength.I am all for somebody who follows Hamlet's advice to 'Hold the mirror up to nature.'Let there be more portrayal of things that are bleak.


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