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Belonging (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 September 2004
Middle-aged Jess Copplestone is left to look after the elderly relatives of her husband Jacob and to make a new life for herself, after he leaves her for a younger woman.

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Adaptation of the novel set in post war Britain about a girl who wants to be a boy.

Director: Jan Dunn
Stars: Brenda Blethyn
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Jess Copplestone
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Jacob Copplestone
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May
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Nathan
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Cathy
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Nella
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PC Cowley
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Luke
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Hazel
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Middle-aged Jess Copplestone is left to look after the elderly relatives of her husband Jacob and to make a new life for herself, after he leaves her for a younger woman.

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[to a policeman who has arrived unannounced]
May: If you want my advice... If you're looking for criminals, go down to the Town Hall and arrest the Council. Lock them up and throw the key in the river. Or better still, keep the key and throw the *Council* in the river.
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Why has this film been overlooked?
21 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

It turned up on TV (True Movies) and, having nothing better to do, I slumped in front of it, expecting something trite. But it's an excellent film (about the usual things: power, money, sex, human frailty, etc.) and very watchable. Can't imagine why it wasn't released in the cinema, when so many vastly inferior films are. Possibly because of the awful title? Or the slightly embarrassing final shrug in the direction of 'the patriarchy'? No - it must have been something much more complicated. Anyway, other earnest seekers after wisdom about the human condition can apparently download it for free. Whoopee! Heartily recommend they do.


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